New Estimates of the Demand for Urban Green Space: Implications for Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Boston’s Big Dig Project

@article{Tajima2003NewEO,
  title={New Estimates of the Demand for Urban Green Space: Implications for Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Boston’s Big Dig Project},
  author={Kayo Tajima},
  journal={Journal of Urban Affairs},
  year={2003},
  volume={25},
  pages={641 - 655}
}
  • K. Tajima
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Economics
  • Journal of Urban Affairs
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