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Demand for Urban Forests in United States Cities
Landscape and Urban Planning (2008)
  • Pengyu Zhu, University of Southern California
  • Yaoqi Zhang, Auburn University
Extensive economic investigations have shown a variety of benefits derived from urban forests, but study on demand for urban forests remains limited. This study investigates the impact of selected potential factors on the demand for urban forests at the city level. An empirical economic model is used to examine and estimate the demand for urban forests in all cities with population over 100,000 in the United States. The empirical findings suggest that the demand for urban forests is elastic with respect to price and highly responsive to changes in income. Urban forest area increases as total population grows but at a lower rate than population growth.
  • Population growth,
  • Economic development,
  • Urban land value,
  • Urban forests,
  • United States
Publication Date
March 3, 2008
Citation Information
Pengyu Zhu and Yaoqi Zhang. "Demand for Urban Forests in United States Cities" Landscape and Urban Planning Vol. 84 Iss. 3-4 (2008)
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