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DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.11.012
Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204611003343
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Author(s):Saphores, Jean-Daniel; Li, Wei
Author Affiliation:Saphores: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Economics; Saphores and Li: Department of Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine, CA
Title:Estimating the value of urban green areas: A hedonic pricing analysis of the single family housing market in Los Angeles, CA
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 104, No. 3-4, March 15 2012, p. 373-387.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Greenspace; Land use; Property values; Regional variation; Turf values; Urban habitat
Abstract/Contents:"We analyze 20,660 transactions of single family detached houses sold in 2003 and 2004 in the city of Los Angeles, CA, to estimate the value of urban trees, irrigated grass, and non-irrigated grass areas. To deal with spatial autocorrelation and unobserved neighborhood characteristics, we contrast two models: a geographically weighted regression model, and a Cliff-Ord model with spatial lags in the dependent variable, the exogenous variables, and the disturbances as well as submarket fixed effects and an extensive set of covariates. We find that Angelenos like lawns: over 88% of the properties examined would gain value with additional irrigated grass on their parcel, and even more (89%) in their neighborhood. Although more non-irrigated grass/bare soil on parcels typically hurts property values, it often has the opposite effect at the neighborhood level. Moreover, additional parcel trees would decrease the value of almost 40% of the properties examined and they would have only a small positive impact on most of the others. By contrast, additional neighborhood trees would slightly increase the value of over 97% of the properties analyzed. This suggests that while Los Angeles residents may want additional trees, they are unwilling to pay for them. These results have implications for urban tree planting programs that rely primarily on private property owners."
Language:English
References:59
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Geographic Terms:Los Angeles, California
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Saphores, J.-D., and W. Li. 2012. Estimating the value of urban green areas: A hedonic pricing analysis of the single family housing market in Los Angeles, CA. Landscape Urban Plan. 104(3-4):p. 373-387.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.11.012
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