Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   FALL 2007 , Volume 9 , Number 3 (34); Page(s) 83 To 92.
 
Paper: 

ECONOMIC-RECREATIONAL VALUATION OF TALEGHANI FOREST PARK BY CLAWSON METHOD

 
 
Author(s):  PISHKARI K.*, ESMAEILI SARI A.
 
* FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Taleghani forest park with a surface area of about 29 hectares is situated in the northern part of Abbasabad district. This park is limited from the north to Haghani Blvd, from the west to Modares highway, from the east to the Eastern Street of the park, and from the south to Hemat highway. It is one of the recreational sites in the city of Tehran.
The aim of this study is to estimate the economic-recreational value of Taleghani forest park by Clawson method and the results can be used as an effective tool in the planning and management of development projects.
This method is based on the estimation of the relationship between the number of people who visit the park and the average distance of their living places from the park as well as the average access cost.
To this end, six circles with equal distances of 3300 meters were drawn, with the park as their center.
Then, by using maps and existing statistics, the surface area of each region and its population were calculated. After that, the socio- economic data extracted from the visitors' completed questionnaires were analyzed and the curve showing the relationship between the access cost and the number of visitors to this forest park was drawn. Meanwhile, the calculation of different entrance fees was done and by adding them to the total access costs, the new ratio of the visitors was obtained and the curve of demand for Taleghani forest park was drawn. Ultimately, by estimating the surface area under the demand curve, the daily recreational value of Taleghani forest park was calculated to be 42, 400, 500 tomans.
The analysis of the extracted social data shows that most visitors of Taleghani forest park are in age range of 20-25 years and that most of the subjects had a high-school diploma or university degree.

 
Keyword(s): TALEGHANI FOREST PARK, VALUATION, CLAWSON METHOD, DEMAND CURVE, RECREATIONAL VALUATION
 
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