Resident valuation and expectation of the urban greening project in Zhuhai, China

Y. Wendy CHEN, Chi Yung JIM

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Abstract

The type of payment vehicle may affect estimates of willingness-to-pay (WTP) for public goods in contingent valuation. This study applied three payment vehicles (donation, greening tax and entrance fee) to assess residents’ WTP for a new urban greening project in Zhuhai, China. A clustered sampling framework randomly chose 598 household heads for questionnaire interviews. A logit regression model was adopted to estimate WTP. The main findings were: (1) Zhuhai residents mainly used neighbourhood gardens for leisure rather than street gardens and urban parks; (2) donation was the most preferred payment mechanism that yielded the most conservative WTP estimate, compared with two other payment vehicles. Copyright © 2011 University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-869
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Volume54
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Bibliographical note

Chen, W. Y., & Jim, C. Y. (2011). Resident valuation and expectation of the urban greening project in Zhuhai, China. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(7), 851-869. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2010.537552

Keywords

  • Contingent valuation method
  • Payment vehicle
  • Leisure value
  • Urban greening
  • China