Perceived Quality of Scenic and Recreational Environments
The problem addressed in this chapter is concerned with research needs and priorities for Perceived Environmental Quality Indices for scenic and recreational environments. The overriding notion is that of measuring environmental performance relative to human purposes, so that the relative quality of alternative environments can be described and compared. The Perceived Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) differs from the Environmental Quality Index (EQI) in that it is concerned with perceptions of the environment and of environmental quality as opposed to scientific physical measurements and formal calculations of environmental performance and quality. Perhaps it is advisable to define these concepts more carefully before proceeding.
KeywordsEnvironmental Quality Environmental Attribute Environmental Departure Reward Process Human Variable
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