Neighborhood Walkability and Housing Affordability among U.S. Urban Areas
AbstractWith support and demand for walkable urban spaces on the rise, there has been growing concern among academics and practitioners of increasing exclusivity, particularly in amenity-rich areas. This study examines equity in neighborhood walkability from the perspective of housing affordability, asking whether more walkable urban neighborhoods have less affordable housing from the viewpoint of both neighborhood residents and households within the encompassing metropolitan region. While considering additional factors that may affect housing affordability, including coastal proximity, crime, rail access, housing age, housing size, and employment accessibility, the results indicate lower housing affordability primarily for renter households already living in walkable neighborhoods, but not for those looking to move to a more walkable neighborhood from within the same metropolitan area. Case studies of three large U.S. urban areas, Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, PA, and Portland, OR, highlight local variations in the walkability–housing affordability nexus. View Full-Text
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Bereitschaft, B. Neighborhood Walkability and Housing Affordability among U.S. Urban Areas. Urban Sci. 2019, 3, 11.
Bereitschaft B. Neighborhood Walkability and Housing Affordability among U.S. Urban Areas. Urban Science. 2019; 3(1):11.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bereitschaft, Bradley. 2019. "Neighborhood Walkability and Housing Affordability among U.S. Urban Areas." Urban Sci. 3, no. 1: 11.
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