||Residential Environmental Preferences and Choice: Some Preliminary Empirical Results Relevant to Urban Form.
Menchik., Mark D. ;
||Regional Science Research Inst., Philadelphia, Pa.;National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.;Federal Water Quality Administration, Washington, D.C.
||RSRI-DP-46; NSF-GS-2817; FWQA-16090-DYX;
Housing studies ;
Public opinion ;
Urban areas ;
Data acquisition ;
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||In order to evaluate people's demands for new forms of residential environments (such as cluster development rather than the spread pattern of suburban sprawl), it may be useful to deal with persons' residential preferences directly, rather than their market choice. The paper develops residential environmental preference variables from questionnaire survey data. The preferences may be thought of as relative tradeoffs among the residence's accessibility, characteristics of the house and lot (e.g., lot size), the quality of the natural environment, and characteristics of the non-natural environment (e.g., population density). At the same time, comparable measures are devised of the characteristics of the persons' present residences---their residential choice.
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