Value of greenery in lowering noise annoyance in Hong Kong

Chi Kwan Chau, Hak Nang Li, Man Sze Tse, Shiu Keung Tang

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Abstract

Rapid urban development has rendered noise to be one of the major environmental problems confronting the city dwellers, and noise annoyance is regarded as a major noise impact. Recent studies suggested that individuals would be annoyed by noise to a different degree depends on the amount of greenery perceived. To explore whether greenery perception will exert influences on one's willingness-to-pay for lowering annoyance, one thousand five hundred and seventy two data were collected through face-to-face interviews in questionnaire surveys. Results indicated that the residents who cannot perceive greenery would be willing to pay more for lowering noise annoyance and the value of greenery in lowering noise annoyance is estimated to be HK$ 5.25. The findings should be of paramount importance to urban city planners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2011, INTER-NOISE 2011
Pages3693-3700
Number of pages8
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2011, INTER-NOISE 2011 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 4 Sep 20117 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2011, INTER-NOISE 2011
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period4/09/117/09/11

Keywords

  • Economic valutation
  • Greeneries
  • Noise annoyance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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