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Landscapes and Services in Peri-Urban Areas and Choice of Housing Location: An Application of Discrete Choice Experiments

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Department of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno, 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy
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Research office Expert in Urban Agriculture (EXP’AU), AgroParisTech, 16 rue Claude Bernard, 75231 Paris, France
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Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova, Agripolis - Viale dell’ Università, 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
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Land 2020, 9(10), 393; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9100393
Received: 26 September 2020 / Revised: 13 October 2020 / Accepted: 14 October 2020 / Published: 17 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability and Peri-Urban Agriculture)
The recent decades have witnessed a significant increase in the population in peri-urban areas which led to a progressive transformation of peri-urban landscapes, and the reduced ability of agriculture to provide ecosystem services. In order to understand the complex relationships established in peri-urban areas between reference urban centre, urban services (US) and ecosystem services (ES), with particular attention to the landscape, a Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) was carried out in the transitional peri-urban areas of six municipalities located near the city of Perugia (Italy). The two main goals of this study are analysing the effect of the presence of US and ES on the demand for housing, and exploring the implications in terms of peri-urban land use policy. The results highlight that the availability of some ES can have a significant impact on choice of housing location. View Full-Text
Keywords: peri-urban areas; peri-urban landscape; urban services; ecosystem services; discrete choice experiment; housing location peri-urban areas; peri-urban landscape; urban services; ecosystem services; discrete choice experiment; housing location
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Torquati, B.; Giacchè, G.; Tempesta, T. Landscapes and Services in Peri-Urban Areas and Choice of Housing Location: An Application of Discrete Choice Experiments. Land 2020, 9, 393. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9100393

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Torquati B, Giacchè G, Tempesta T. Landscapes and Services in Peri-Urban Areas and Choice of Housing Location: An Application of Discrete Choice Experiments. Land. 2020; 9(10):393. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9100393

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Torquati, Biancamaria, Giulia Giacchè, and Tiziano Tempesta. 2020. "Landscapes and Services in Peri-Urban Areas and Choice of Housing Location: An Application of Discrete Choice Experiments" Land 9, no. 10: 393. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9100393

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