Modeling Suburban and Rural-Residential Development Beyond the Urban Fringe
AbstractThis article investigates how land-use regulations differentially influence suburban versus rural residential development. Particular emphasis is placed on how both the provision of municipal services (e.g., sewer and water) and zoned maximum density constrain higher density residential development. We estimated a spatially explicit model with parcel data on recent housing development in Sonoma County, California. To account for heterogeneity in compliance with zoning regulations, we used a random parameter logit model. The designation of sewer and water services was the most important determinant of suburban development. Meanwhile, it did not significantly affect the likelihood of rural residential development, which actually leapfrogged into areas well beyond them.
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housing development; land-use regulation; spatial modeling; Life Sciences;
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- David A. Newburn & Peter Berck, 2006. "Modeling Suburban and Rural-Residential Development Beyond the Urban Fringe," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 82(4), pages 481-499.
- Newburn, David A. & Berck, Peter, 2006. "Modeling suburban and rural residential development beyond the urban fringe," CUDARE Working Paper Series 1008R, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy, revised May 2006.
- Newburn, David A. & Berck, Peter, 2006. "Modeling Suburban and Rural-Residential Development Beyond the Urban Fringe," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21068, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
- Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land
- R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
- R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
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