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Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems


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  • Landis, John
  • Guhathakurta, Subhrajit
  • Huang, William
  • Zhang, Ming
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    Transportation systems are the glue that binds together American cities. From the first boulevard, through the horse-drawn streetcars of the 19th Century, through the electric trolleys of the early 1900s, to the freeways of the post-World War II era, transportation investments have long played a defining role in guiding the growth and development of metropolitan areas. What is today called the “transportation-land use connection†has been the object of study by geographers and economists for more than 150 years, and the focus of attention for developers and speculators for even longer.

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    Paper provided by University of California Transportation Center in its series University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers with number qt2hf9s9sr.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jul 1995
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    Handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt2hf9s9sr

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    1. Grether, David M. & Mieszkowski, Peter., . "The Effects of Non-residential Land Uses on the Prices of Adjacent Housing: Some Estimates of Proximity Effects," Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences 163, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    2. Dewees, D. N., 1976. "The effect of a subway on residential property values in Toronto," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 357-369, October.
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    1. Ghebreegziabiher Debrezion & Eric Pels & Piet Rietveld, 2006. "The Impact of Rail Transport on Real Estate Prices: An Empirical Analysis of the Dutch Housing Market," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 06-031/3, Tinbergen Institute.
    2. Cervero, Robert & Landis, John, 1997. "Twenty years of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system: Land use and development impacts," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 309-333, July.
    3. Ghebreegziabiher Debrezion & Eric Pels & Piet Rietveld, 2005. "Impact of railway station on Dutch residential housing market," ERSA conference papers ersa05p748, European Regional Science Association.


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