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Public Values and Conservation Land

A Case Study of the Norumbega Project, Weston, MA

Charles J. Fausold

Setembro 1999, inglês

This paper explores public values and attitudes toward conservation land by tracing the history of a proposed conversion of town conservation land to water supply purposes in Weston, Massachusetts. Private citizens, local government, the regional water authority and the state legislature each placed a different value on the same 36-acre parcel of land. These values ranged from its appraised development value, to its replacement value, to its unbounded public value. A case study approach is utilized which relies extensively on personal interviews to understand the individual motivations and institutional priorities which decided the final outcome.


Avaliação, Propriedade Coletiva, Preservação, Restrições de Preservação, Valor da Terra, Tributação Imobiliária