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Rural residential preferences for house design and location: insights from a discrete choice experiment applied to Ireland

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  • Craig Bullock
  • Mark Scott
  • Menelaos Gkartzios
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    Living in the countryside/rural areas has, in recent decades, become a matter of personal choice for many people. Various researchers have investigated people's motivations for wanting to make this move. However, there has been rather little investigation of the factors that cause people to choose one type of rural property or rural location over another. This paper reports on research undertaken in Ireland in which discrete choice experiments are combined with other survey data to examine the relative influence of factors such as house design, house location and journey times. The paper provides insights into the relative strength of such considerations, including the influence of the 'rural idyll'. The results have potential implications for planning in rural areas and the type of properties that could be needed to encourage moves to more nucleated settlements.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

    Volume (Year): 54 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 685-706

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:54:y:2011:i:5:p:685-706
    DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2010.527240
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