Tag Archives: Green Belt

Housing, Countryside and Economic Welfare

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

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Time to Relax London’s Green Belt?

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

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