Host community attitudes towards solid waste landfill infrastructure : comprehension before compensation

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Louise
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, S. (Susana)
dc.contributor.author Convery, Frank J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-17T16:33:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-17T16:33:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 University of Newcastle upon Tyne en
dc.date.issued 2008-03
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Environmental Planning and Management en
dc.identifier.issn 0964-0568
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/876
dc.description.abstract One of the most controversial planning issues internationally is the siting of waste disposal infrastructure in local communities. Compensation is viewed as a possible solution to siting difficulties in many countries. However, existing empirical evidence is conflicting as to whether or not compensation-based siting has reduced opposition to such developments. Thus, before compensation policy can be considered as the solution for recognising social costs and introducing equity into the waste planning system, it is important to understand why people reject waste disposal infrastructure developments and if this rejection continues over the lifetime of facility operations. This paper utilises information gathered through surveys to examine the effects of distance, local authority consultation efforts, experience and other factors, on attitudes towards non-hazardous solid waste landfill developments in two examples of a potential and actual host communities. Our findings suggest distance proxies expectations of environmental risk in communities with no experience of living with landfill infrastructure. Community consultations by authorities are consistently important, even after a landfill has been in operation for a number of years. This suggests to policy makers to consult thoroughly and adequately before pursuing compensation policies. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject.lcsh Refuse disposal facilities--Planning en
dc.subject.lcsh Sanitary landfills--Public opinion en
dc.subject.lcsh NIMBY syndrome en
dc.title Host community attitudes towards solid waste landfill infrastructure : comprehension before compensation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl S. (Susana) Ferreira (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/drsusanaferreira/ en
dc.internal.authorurl Frank J. Convery (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/professorfrankjconvery/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0028 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0031 en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09640560701864878 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 51 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 233 en
dc.identifier.endpage 257 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09640560701864878
dc.neeo.contributor Gallagher|Louise|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Convery|Frank J.|aut|UCD0031
dc.neeo.contributor Ferreira|S. (Susana)|aut|UCD0028


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