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Determinantes de las visitas a los parques y jardines urbanos: aplicación de un modelo de gravedad/Determinants of the Visits to Urban Parks: A Gravity Model

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  • FRUTOS MADRAZO, P. DE

    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada. E.U.EE.EE. de Soria. Universidad de Valladolid. Santo Tome, 6. 42004 SORIA. Tel.: 975129318.)

Abstract

El trabajo que se presenta pretende modelizar el comportamiento de los ciudadanos en sus visitas a los parques y jardines de las ciudades. Para ello se utiliza una herramienta desarrollada en otras áreas de la economía, pero inédita en el campo de la recreación en zonas verdes urbanas. En concreto se aplica la "ecuación de gravedad" para explicar los movimientos de los ciudadanos de una pequeña ciudad española (Soria) entre los parques integrantes de su sistema recreativo. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que su aplicación puede convertirse en una herramienta muy importante para los ayuntamientos a la hora de gestionar de forma eficaz y eficiente las redes de áreas verdes urbanas. This paper attempts to expound the behaviour of city dwellers relationship with the visits to the urban parks. We get this target using a tool developed in other areas of the economy but new into the field of recreation with urban public goods like green areas. Exactly, we apply the "gravity equation" to explain the movements into the system of urban parks of a little town in Spain (Soria). Our conclusions show that this model can be a good guide for local governments in order to make an effective and efficient management of their recreational urban parks system.

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  • Frutos Madrazo, P. De, 2004. "Determinantes de las visitas a los parques y jardines urbanos: aplicación de un modelo de gravedad/Determinants of the Visits to Urban Parks: A Gravity Model," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 22, pages 349-363, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:22_2_11
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    Keywords

    Parques y jardines urbanos; bienes públicos; ecuación de gravedad; gestión municipal de zonas verdes;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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