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On the Evaluation of Residential Lots: With a Focus on Their Shape


  • Y Asami

    (Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan, and CERAS, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75343 Paris, CEDEX 07, France)


One method of evaluating residential lots with a focus on their shape is proposed. A number of axioms are proposed to characterize ‘(super)appropriate’ lot-evaluation functions. Among these axioms, the maximality axiom is essential for cases such as land readjustment projects. It asserts that the evaluation of a lot must be the maximum of the total evaluation of partitioned parts for any partition. This axiom confines general functional forms of lot-evaluation functions such that they behave superadditively. By applying the superadditivity property, we can empirically test the validity of actual lot-evaluation functions.

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  • Y Asami, 1995. "On the Evaluation of Residential Lots: With a Focus on Their Shape," Environment and Planning B, , vol. 22(2), pages 149-174, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envirb:v:22:y:1995:i:2:p:149-174

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    1. Hiroyuki Usui, 2018. "Statistical distribution of building lot frontage: application for Tokyo downtown districts," Journal of Geographical Systems, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 295-316, July.
    2. Asami, Y., 1995. "Evaluation of the shape of residential lots in land-readjustment projects," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 483-503, August.

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