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Article title: Willingness to Pay for Downtown Public Goods Generated by Large, Sports-Anchored Development Projects: The CVM Approach
Journal title: City, Culture and Society
Corresponding author: Prof. Bruce K. Johnson
First author: Prof. Bruce K. Johnson
Online publication complete: 11-AUG-2012
DOI information: 10.1016/j.ccs.2012.06.007
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... the hypothetical scenario presented to respondents varied randomly so that one fourth heard each of the following descriptions of the development: (1) an NHL arena, (2) an arena and a casino, (3) an arena, a casino, and affordable housing, or (4) an arena, a casino, affordable housing, and arts and cultural space. For each of the different combinations, half of the respondents were told the development would incorporate green design and building features, while the other half were not. ...
Calgarians do not care one way or another about a casino, but Edmontonians find the idea of a casino in the arena complex to be attractive. Calgarians are more likely to vote for a downtown arena complex if it is built with green techniques. These are the first scope effects found in a sports CVM study.