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ROSKO14 - An Economic Ecosystem Services Valuation Embraced within a Community Based Planning Approach

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ROSKO14 - An Economic Ecosystem Services Valuation Embraced within a Community Based Planning Approach

  1. 1. An Economic Ecosystem Services Valuation Embraced within a Community Based Planning Evelyne Lord-Tarte, SEGEFA, ULg Under the supervision of Guénaël Devillet International Conference of Territorial Intelligence Roscoff, France May 2014
  2. 2. Agenda o Brief overview of the GIFT-T! methodology o Case study valuation: o The Hoo Peninsula o Diegem/Brussels airport region
  3. 3. What is GIFT-T and its methodology?
  4. 4. GIFT-T! Green Infrastructure for Tomorrow -Together! In order to: Increase the pace of planning prosperous, green and socially engaged regions We intend to: Improve green infrastructure Based on: A shared vision of regional shareholders (communities, businesses and administrative bodies) for the area’s cohesion and growth
  5. 5. Interpret GIFT-T ambitions into valuation procedure • Different stage of progress in GIFT-T cases Common vision Scenarios WP2 WP3 WP4 Business Plan • Preference elicitation • Added values• Economic values • Multiple value attributes Valuation Stakeholder involvement
  6. 6. How was the method applied ?
  7. 7. Selecting valuation approaches • Scale • Stakeholder involvement • Time constraints • Valuation stage/ the role of valuation in the planning process
  8. 8. Hoo Peninsula: context • The Hoo Peninsula is threatened by the construction of the Thames Estuary Airport. • The purpose of the case study is to engage all stakeholders of the Peninsula within a common project, as an alternative to the airport: from its planning to its delivery and management • The case study leader organised “community conversations” which intend to capture the desires and needs of the community. The valuation has been based on results from these meetings.
  9. 9. The Hoo Peninsula: Who has been interviewed? Local authorities Visitors Community groups Residents
  10. 10. How were they interviewed? Data collection method • Onsite data collection (visitors) • Door-to-door data collection (residents) • Fixed appointments (local authorities, community groups) Face-to-face • Online questionnaires designed for organisations members and residents of the case study • It purpose is to complement the face-to-face data collection; people may fill the questionnaire at a convenient time for them • Once developed, less human resources are required to collect data Online questionnaire
  11. 11. Main focus of the valuation 1. Stakeholders relationship with the green infrastructure: perceptions and behaviours, for instance: • Importance of GI • Purpose of visits • Frequency of visits • Identified issues of the GI • Favourite spots and why
  12. 12. 2. Economic valuation • Travel cost method Attractiveness of the GI • Choice between 3 scenario designed based on community conversations • Themes of scenarios: agriculture, energy production, recreation Choice modelling Main focus of the valuation
  13. 13. Diegem/Brussels Airport region: context • The case study is highly urbanised • Many types of stakeholders are sharing a relatively small area: employees, joggers, bikers, nature lovers, people in search for some peace and quiet, business people • Strong importance of businesses (many large ones) and farmers (generally land owners) • VLM has already develop the planning of this area based on a participative approach. Together with all stakeholders of the area, they want to validate this vision and promote engagement for GI improvement
  14. 14. Who has been interviewed? Organisation members Users Residents Farmers
  15. 15. Data collection method • Onsite data collection (users) • Door-to-door data collection (residents) • Fixed appointments (farmers) • Participation to corporate events (organisations) Face-to-face • Online questionnaires designed for organisations members and residents of the case study • It purpose is to complement the face-to-face data collection; people may fill the questionnaire at a convenient time for them • Once developed, less human resources are required to collect data Online questionnaire
  16. 16. Main focus of the valuation 1. Stakeholders relationship with the green infrastructure: perceptions and behaviours, for instance: • Importance of GI • Purpose of visits • Frequency of visits • Identified issues of the GI • Favourite spots and why 2. Scenario preferences • Lists of actions from the VLM planning – to support
  17. 17. 3. Economic value of the green infrastructure: recreational value • Cost of time (adaptation from travel cost method) Attractiveness of the GI • Avoid cost Transportation savings cost by commuting to work by bicycle • Avoid cost Influence of exercise in GI on health Main focus of the valuation
  18. 18. Merci pour votre attention Thank you for your attention Gracias por su atención Vă mulţumesc pentru atenţie Köszönöm a figyelmet 謝謝您的關注 Grazie per la vostra attenzione Vielen Dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit Kiitos huomiota Σας ευχαριστώ για την προσοχή σας Dziękuję za uwagę Спасибо за Ваше внимание İlginiz için teşekkürler ‫الهتمامكم‬ ‫شكرا‬

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