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Transformation of Urban Mining Brownfields into Green Spaces and Local Housing Market Effects


  • Dimitrios Damigos


Converting brownfields into green spaces and recreation areas creates a significant community asset. To date, however, remediation efforts have focused mainly on utilizing brownfields as productive properties in order to lessen financial costs and risks. The use of environmental economics has proved beneficial in providing a clear answer in regard to the social value of derelict land redevelopment. Using an illustrative example, the paper demonstrates the use of an expert judgment technique, namely the Fuzzy Delphi Method, which is applied as an alternative to approaches commonly used for the valuation of urban green spaces.

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  • Dimitrios Damigos, 2011. "Transformation of Urban Mining Brownfields into Green Spaces and Local Housing Market Effects," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2011(3), pages 77-96.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:scresc:v:html10.3280/scre2011-003005

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    Recupero aree dismesse; valutazione ambientale; fuzzy delphi method;

    JEL classification:

    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General


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