Several theories of the new politics and new economy suggest that amenities drive urban development. Do they?
I aim to describe a new problem with contingent valuation studies, and to suggest the nature and severity of the difficulties in surmounting it.1 The source of the problem, in brief, is category-bound thinking. When people explore particular problems in isolation, they normalize them by comparing them to a cognitively accessible comparison set, consisting of cases from the same basic category.
Terry Clark (Sociology) and Lawrence Rothfield (English/Cultural Policy)
View "Urban Amenities: Lakes, Opera, and Juice Bars: Do They Drive Development?" draft by T. Clark