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Landscape Economics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Colin Price
    Pages 1-10
  3. Colin Price
    Pages 11-29
  4. Colin Price
    Pages 45-72
  5. Colin Price
    Pages 73-98
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    Pages 113-132
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    Pages 169-177
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    Pages 179-221
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    Pages 295-319
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About this book


This book is a revised and expanded edition of Colin Price's seminal original publication, providing a richly comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of landscape economics. Chapters address key issues like natural resources and environmental economics, while presenting a wide and integrative view of aesthetic, psychological, social and political perspectives, and applying a critical use of economic concepts and challenges to different schools of thought on the landscape.

This new edition includes new ideas and critiques on environmental valuation; more focused critiques of stated preference methods, political alternatives to economic valuation, and of the rationale of discounting future values; and, new evaluative techniques, particularly price premia for products with a landscape provenance. The updates are a major contribution to the growing literature in the field.


Land-use planning Cost-benefit analysis Landscape aesthetics landscape economics Spatial planning economics, geography and spatial planning Landscape values Ecological economics Environmental economics Natural resources Environmental valuation CTLA system Helliwell system

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GwyneddUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Colin Price is now a free-lance academic, after a career spanning forty years of teaching and researching in environmental and forestry economics. He received his DPhil in land use economics from Oxford University, having graduated there in forestry. He is author of three books and approximately 250 journal papers. As a result of his academic contributions, Price has been referred to as ’The Father of Landscape Economics’.

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