Using Surveys to Compare the Public's and Decisionmakers' Preferences for Urban Regeneration: The Venice Arsenale

43 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2006  

Anna Alberini

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Alberto Longo

Queen's University Belfast - Institute of Agri-food and Land-Use School of Biological Sciences

Patrizia Riganti

University of Nottingham - Institute of Architecture School of the Built Environment

Date Written: November 2006

Abstract

In this paper, we illustrate how surveys can be used to elicit the preferences of the public and of policymakers and city officials for regeneration projects at urban sites. Our methodology uses rating exercises, coupled with conjoint-choice stated preferences for the general public and with ranking exercises for the public officials and other stakeholders, and is then applied to investigate alternative reuses of the Venice Arsenale, Italy, and their economic, environmental and social impacts. One interesting feature of the conjoint choice questions for members of the public is that the responses to these questions can be used to estimate the social benefits of regeneration projects, i.e., how much people are willing to pay for these urban transformations. Another advantage of our approach is that it can be used seek and foster broader public participation into urban decisionmaking processes.

Keywords: Land Use, Decision-Making, Cleanup, Sustainable Development, Local Economic Development, Choice Experiments

JEL Classification: R14

Suggested Citation

Alberini, Anna and Longo, Alberto and Riganti, Patrizia, Using Surveys to Compare the Public's and Decisionmakers' Preferences for Urban Regeneration: The Venice Arsenale (November 2006). FEEM Working Paper No. 137.06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=945046 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.945046

Anna Alberini (Contact Author)

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ( email )

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Alberto Longo

Queen's University Belfast - Institute of Agri-food and Land-Use School of Biological Sciences ( email )

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Patrizia Riganti

University of Nottingham - Institute of Architecture School of the Built Environment

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United Kingdom

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