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Category Archives: Cities
If we can value ecosystem services, then the “housing v countryside” debate can be treated as an optimisation problem. Cities often expand laterally to provide housing for an increasing population. This usually involves a loss of surrounding farmland, woodland, wetlands … Continue reading
Any reform of London’s Green Belt should be informed by economic assessment of the environmental value of Green Belt land. A feature of land use policy in the vicinity of London is the designation of large areas as Green Belt, … Continue reading
Environmental economics can be an important tool in urban planning. It can also inform discussion of the place of cities in a sustainable world. When I first studied environmental economics, cities seemed to make only the occasional guest appearance in … Continue reading