Overview: The Intensity of Urban Residential Land Use and Land Values
The importance of land in urban activities it is therefore necessary to gain a better understanding on the operation of the urban land market. Land prices are key in examining this behavior. Housing, unlike most traded goods, exhibits certain uncommon features making its study distinctive and complex. These features include durability and heterogeneity. The intensity of residences denotes of concentration of people, houses and households. It is a measure of congestion prevailing in the city. High and low intensity of residences indicates the relative quality of residential localities. It is relevant to emphasize here that the image of a locality generated at first sight is largely a function of residential intensity. Progressive congestion forces the residents of the city to face many problems of accommodation and also of lack of amenities. At some point of time, due to over-congestion, people try to move out to some new areas lying vacant at the fringe of the city. As a consequence, a large number of regularized localities and temporary huts come up. Nevertheless, in most Indian cities people try to live as close to the city center as possible.
December 9, 2011
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
A Abdu Raheem
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22.9 cm x 15.2 cm x 0.5 cm
About the Author
Dr. A.Abdul Raheem has obtained his Ph.D degree in Land Economics in 2000. Since then he has worked in different national projects in the field of urban Economics, Land Economics, Women Development and Environmental Economics. He is the author of several articles published in reputed journals and is a member of different national organisation.