This paper deals with the question how to locate generally beneficial, but locally harmful facilities in accordance with citizens’ procedural preferences. The analysis of survey data collected among people potentially affected by such siting decisions shows that aspects of procedural fairness matter most when finding a site for a locally unwanted disamenity. Procedures including elements of auctions turn out to be unpopular, whereas granting authority to the affected community is approved by a large majority.
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