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Title:Latent preferences of residents regarding an urban forest recreation setting in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Authors:Japelj, Anže (Author)
Mavsar, Robert (Author)
Hodges, Donald G. (Author)
Kovač, Marko (Author)
Juvančič, Luka (Author)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organisation:Logo SciVie - Slovenian Forestry Institute
Abstract:The goal of this study is to assess residents' preferences for a set of attributes describing the recreation setting in an urban forest (outstanding trees, forest openings, waymarks and information boards, and paved walking trails) and to explore the heterogeneity of those preferences. It was captured by a four-class latent class model used to segment a sample of residents of Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia), who responded to a choice experiment-based poll. The survey focused on the Rožnik urban forest, for which preferences (also willingness-to-pay) for hypothetical changes in the attributes were assessed. Respondents in class 1 were invariant to changes in the recreation setting. Those in class 2 and 4 stated positive preferences for having more outstanding trees. Class 3 and 4 were in favour of increasing the area of forest openings and enhancing the maintenance of waymarks and information boards. Those in class 4 expressed positive preferences for more walking trails, whereas class 3 valued this negatively. Class membership was affected by respondent age, number of adults in the household, frequency of forest visits, income, and purpose of the visit.
Year of publishing:2016
COBISS_ID:4203174 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:1389-9341
DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.003 Link is opened in a new window
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Journal:Forest Policy and Economics : ǂa ǂcompanion journal to Forest Ecology and Management
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Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (ARRS)
Project no.:P4-0107
Name:Gozdna biologija, ekologija in tehnologija

Funding Programme:Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia
Project no.:3211-11-000448
Name:WoodWisdom-Net / ERA-NET Bioenergy


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