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Title: Measuring the efficacy of a wildfire education program in Colorado Springs.
Author: Donovan, G.H.; Champ, P.A.; Butry, D.T.;
Source: Journal of Emergency Management. 5(3): 33-37
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: We examine an innovative wildfire risk education program in Colorado Springs, which rated the wildfire risk of 35,000 homes in the city's wildland urban interface. Evidence from home sales before and after the program's implementation suggests that the program was successful at changing homebuyers' attitudes toward wildfire risk, particularly preferences for flammable building materials.
Keywords: Hedonic, fire, Colorado Springs, spatial structure
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Donovan, G.H.; Champ, P.A.; Butry, D.T. 2007. Measuring the efficacy of a wildfire education program in Colorado Springs. Journal of Emergency Management. 5(3): 33-37
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