Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Influencing the Willingness to Pay for Urban Park Service Functions
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Influencing the Willingness to Pay for Urban Park Service Functions
Song, Xiu-Hua; Cho, Tae-Dong; Lang, Xiao-Xia; Piao, Yong-Ji;
  PDF(new window)
The contingent valuation method (CVM) was used along with a questionnaire survey and field research methods to analyze the factors affecting willingness to pay (WTP) for urban parks in Tai'an. The results indicated that roughly 50% of the residents visited the urban parks weekly. Doing physical exercises and viewing topped the list of activities. Residents of different characteristics had different WTPs for the service functions of urban parks. From the two surveys, 60.1% and 61.4% of residents would be willing to pay. The average individual WTPs were 42.2 and 43.1 in the two surveys, and the medianin dividual WTP was 20.0 . WTP was mainly affected by satisfaction, and WTP value was mainly affected by education level and income. Other factors had some correlation, but none were significant. Finally, some useful suggestions and references were given to the government in order to enhance the urban park services proposal.
Urban park;Willingness to pay (WTP);Contingent valuation method (CVM);Correlation analysis;
 Cited by
Davis, R. K., 1963, Recreation planning as an economic problem. Natural Resources Journal, 3: 239-249.

Deng, X., Bao, G., 2006, The post occupancy evaluation of the People's Park, Guangzhou. Chinese Landscape Architecture, 5: 38-42.

Fang, C., Wang, C., Guo, E., 2010, Relationship between recreation in suburban forest park and tourists' physiological health: A case study of Baiwang Mountain Forest Park, Beijing. Journal of Northeast Forestry University, 38(3): 87-88.

Huang, L., Duan, B., Yuan, Z., 2010, Influencing factors analysis of willingness to pay for ecosystem services evaluation of Hongze Lake. Acta Ecological Sinica, 30(2): 487-497.

Jiang, H., Xiao, R., Zhou, C., 2010, Planners, 26(2): 66-72.

Jim, C. Y., Wendy, Y. C., 2006, Recreation-amenity use and contingent valuation of urban green space in Guangzhou, China[J]. Landscape and Urban Planning, 75: 81-96. crossref(new window)

Marcos, A. D., Manuel, G. G., Angeles, S. G., 2010, On dichotomous choice contingent valuation data analysis semiparametric methods and genetic programming[J]. Journal of Forest Economics, 16: 145-156. crossref(new window)

Song, X., Lang, X., Piao, Y., 2010, The feasibility of contingent valuation method in green space of residential area. Chinese Landscape Architecture, 3: 90-92.

Wang, Q., 2003, Value of urban green spaces and its assessment.

Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., 2009, Air quality assessment by contingent valuation in Ji'nan, China[J]. Journal of Environmental Management, 90.

Wendy, Y. C., Jim, C. Y., 2008, Cost-benefit analysis of the leisure value of urban greening in the new Chinese city of Zhuzhou[J]. Cities, 25: 298-309. crossref(new window)

Xiao, H., Yuan, Q., Xu, H., 2009, Green space distribution based on accessibility and serving area. Planners, 25(2): 83-88.

Xu, L., Wu, C., Wang, F., 2007, Testing reliability of the contingent valuation method: a case study on the tourism attraction non-use value. Acta Ecological Sinica, 27(10): 4301-4309.

Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., 2005, Using contingent valuation method to value environmental resources: a review. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 41(2): 317-328.

Zong, X., Cui, G., Yuan, J., 2008, Contingent valuation of the economic existence of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Acta Ecological Sinica, 28(5): 2090-2098.