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Determining the External Social Costs of Public Space Crowding: Life in a Tourist Ghetto

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dc.contributor.author Neuts, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T14:43:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T14:43:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7324
dc.description.abstract "It can theoretically be stated that the property rights of a city’s public spaces lie with the local population, making it a case of common property. The right holders can therefore decide upon proper use and potentially exclude non-right holders. In reality, however, limiting use rights to public space in the form of exclusion is extremely difficult to impose and consequently seldom occurs. This results in a situation where the common property runs the risk of being over-consumed. Nevertheless, in contrast with environmental resources, this overconsumption will generally not result in a tragedy of the commons where the resource ultimately gets destroyed. Herein lays the major difference between public space and other sorts of common goods: public space is simultaneously subtractable and reproducible. The consequences of crowding in public spaces are temporal and intangible, in the form of utility loss to its users. This temporal aspect of crowding still induces significant societal costs, in the form of annoyance, loss of life quality or avoidance of the public space altogether. Quantifying these external costs, with special attention to the case of tourist crowding, will result in improved cost-benefit models and more adequate development strategies." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject crowding en_US
dc.subject externalities en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.subject choice en_US
dc.subject tourism en_US
dc.title Determining the External Social Costs of Public Space Crowding: Life in a Tourist Ghetto en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates January 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Hyderabad, India en_US

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