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Do Exurban Communities Want More Development?

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  • Bauer, Dana

    () (Boston University)

  • Liu, Pengfei

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Swallow, Stephen K.

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Johnston, Robert J.

    () (Clark University)

Abstract

This paper reports on a stated preference study of exurban Rhode Island residents that assessed the relative attractiveness of a variety of commercial and recreational land uses. Focus group participants and town planners proclaimed a demand for certain commercial developments such as grocery stores and fine-dining restaurants, but survey respondents generally exhibit a strong preference for no additional development beyond the status quo current rate of development. If additional development is to occur, then recreational type development is generally preferred over commercial development. Results identify distinct groups of residents with heterogeneous preferences for different types of development.

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  • Bauer, Dana & Liu, Pengfei & Swallow, Stephen K. & Johnston, Robert J., 2013. "Do Exurban Communities Want More Development?," Working Papers 25, University of Connecticut, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy.
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    Rural development; commercial development; recreation; preservation; public preferences; stated preferences; land use planning; choice experiment; ranking;

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