Measuring the Externality Effects of Commercial Land Use on Residential Land Value: A Case Study of Seoul
AbstractTwo contrasting theories purport to explain the effects of neighborhood non-residential use on residential property values. In traditional zoning theory, separating land from commercial land use is considered to protect residential environments from negative externalities such as noise, litter, and congestion. By contrast, contemporary planning principles including Smart Growth emphasize positive impacts of mixed land use on residential environment, which lead to more walkable and sustainable communities. This study attempts to empirically investigate how positive and negative externalities of commercial land use, referred to as “proximity effects” and “disamenity effects” respectively, affect residential land values. Using data gathered in Seoul, we pay attention to two particular aspects of commercial land use: spatial concentration and neighborhood scale. Spatial concentration is determined by the number of commercial employees present in the buffer zone around an individual residential parcel. We model four geographically distinct neighborhood scales as we compare spatial concentrations in and across commercial zones. Quadratic regression analyses of our data show the trade-off relationship that a higher spatial concentration of commercial land use in a neighborhood initially results in increased residential land values, but drops off beyond a threshold level by excessive noise or crowding. View Full-Text
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Yang, H.J.; Song, J.; Choi, M.J. Measuring the Externality Effects of Commercial Land Use on Residential Land Value: A Case Study of Seoul. Sustainability 2016, 8, 432.
Yang HJ, Song J, Choi MJ. Measuring the Externality Effects of Commercial Land Use on Residential Land Value: A Case Study of Seoul. Sustainability. 2016; 8(5):432.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Hee J.; Song, Jihoon; Choi, Mack J. 2016. "Measuring the Externality Effects of Commercial Land Use on Residential Land Value: A Case Study of Seoul." Sustainability 8, no. 5: 432.
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