Public Information and Perception of the Environmental Risk about the Works for the City High Speed Railroad Underpass in Florence, Italy

Bertaccini, B., Biagi, G. (2018). Public Information and Perception of the Environmental Risk about the Works for the City High Speed Railroad Underpass in Florence, Italy. Journal of Tourism and Services 9(17). https://doi.org/10.29036/jots.v9i17.45

Authors

  • Giulia Biagi University of Florence
  • Bruno Bertaccini University of Florence

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29036/jots.v9i17.45

Keywords:

High-speed railways lines, environmental damages, risk perception, opinion poll, mixed survey techniques

Abstract

The Florence railway node plays a strategic role in the panorama of the Italian transport system because of its geographical central position. To avoid excessive traffic density and to separate low and fast tracks, a railway city-bypass of 9 Km (7 of which underground) and a new station for the high-speed railway have been planned. Because of the political implications of this decision, it was designed a large opinion poll to understand the current level of information of the citizens on the planned works and to measure their perception of the environmental risks associated with. Given the number of people interviewed, the opinion poll conducted in Florence surely ranks among the most important surveys conducted in Italy on this topic and contributes new insights on the complex links between populations and the environment.

Author Biographies

Giulia Biagi, University of Florence

Giulia Biagi graduated in Business Economics at the Faculty of Economics and got a PhD in Applied Statistics at the Dept. of Statistics of the University of Florence at the University of Florence. She is a Postdoctoral Researcher since 2014.

Her research interests involve the evaluation the evaluation of public services. She is also expert in the design and management of opinion polls and surveys.

She is co-author of scientific articles in national and international journals.

Bruno Bertaccini, University of Florence

Bruno Bertaccini has been studying Statistics since 1993, at the Dept. of Statistics of the University of Florence. He got two graduate degrees, in “Statistics and Informatics for the Management of Enterprises” and in “Statistical end Economic Sciences”, and a PhD in Applied Statistics. He is Associated Professor of Statistics at the same University since 2006 and he is Delegate of the Rector for the evaluation of the educational policies since 2009.

His research interests involve the evaluation of teaching policies and, more in general, the evaluation of public services. He is also expert in the design and development of (web based) statistical information systems.

He carries out regular teaching activity in first level and second level degree and master courses. He is the author and co-author of monographs and many scientific articles in national and international journals.

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Published

2018-12-10