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2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 65
William Thomas Thackway ◽  
Matthew Kok Ming Ng ◽  
Chyi-Lin Lee ◽  
Vivien Shi ◽  
Christopher James Pettit

Over the last decade, the emergence and significant growth of home-sharing platforms, such as Airbnb, has coincided with rising housing unaffordability in many global cities. It is in this context that we look to empirically assess the impact of Airbnb on housing prices in Sydney—one of the least affordable cities in the world. Employing a hedonic property valuation model, our results indicate that Airbnb’s overall effect is positive. A 1% increase in Airbnb density is associated with approximately a 2% increase in property sales price. However, recognizing that Airbnb’s effect is geographically uneven and given the fragmented nature of Sydney’s housing market, we also employ a GWR to account for the spatial variation in Airbnb activity. The findings confirm that Airbnb’s influence on housing prices is varied across the city. Sydney’s northern beaches and parts of western Sydney experience a statistically significant value uplift attributable to Airbnb activity. However, traditional tourist locations focused around Sydney’s CBD and the eastern suburbs experience insignificant or negative property price impacts. The results highlight the need for policymakers to consider local Airbnb and housing market contexts when deciding the appropriate level and design of Airbnb regulation.

2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 57
Lingbo Liu ◽  
Hanchen Yu ◽  
Jie Zhao ◽  
Hao Wu ◽  
Zhenghong Peng ◽  

The layout of public service facilities and their accessibility are important factors affecting spatial justice. Previous studies have verified the positive influence of public facilities accessibility on house prices; however, the spatial scale of the impact of various public facilities accessibility on house prices is not yet clear. This study takes transportation analysis zone of Wuhan city as the spatial unit, measure the public facilities accessibility of schools, hospitals, green space, and public transit stations with four kinds of accessibility models such as the nearest distance, real time travel cost, kernel density, and two step floating catchment area (2SFCA), and explores the multiscale effect of public services accessibility on house prices with multiscale geographically weighted regression model. The results show that the differentiated scale effect not only exists among different public facility accessibilities, but also exists in different accessibility models of the same sort of facility. The article also suggests that different facilities should adopt its appropriate accessibility model. This study provides insights into spatial heterogeneity of urban public service facilities accessibility, which will benefit decision making in equal accessibility planning and policy formulation for the layout of urban service facilities.

2022 ◽  
Vol 9 ◽  
Hui-Qin Wang ◽  
Li-Qiu Liang

This paper aims to explore the effect and mechanism of rising housing prices on residents' physical and mental health. Using data from the China Family Panel Studies from 2014 to 2018, we investigate the impact and mechanism of rising housing prices on the mental and physical health of urban residents through multiple grouping regression and analysis of variance. The study finds that overall, rising housing prices have a positive effect on residents' mental health but a negative effect on physical health, and those who do not own a house show the greatest adverse effect. The impact of rising housing prices on health is mainly reflected in three aspects: the wealth effect, cost effect, and comprehensive environmental expectation effect. Of these, the wealth effect and comprehensive environmental expectation effect play a role in promoting residents' health, whereas the cost effect has a strong inhibitory effect. This paper also analyzes how house prices impact health and finds that having health insurance reduces residents' active health behavior, thus affecting their physical and mental health levels, which has a positive effect on uninsured residents.

2022 ◽  
Vol ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print) ◽  
Berezi Elorrieta ◽  
Aurélie Cerdan Schwitzguébel ◽  
Anna Torres-Delgado

Purpose This study aims to examine the main factors and the related impacts that have caused a negative shift in the social perception of tourism among residents of Barcelona. Namely, it contextualises the recent evolution of the impacts and the social perception of tourism among the city’s residents; analyses the relationship between the social perception of tourism and different tourist, real estate, demographic and economic factors; and lastly, it identifies the social impacts that majorly influence the negative perception among residents in every neighbourhood. Design/methodology/approach This study applies quantitative and qualitative techniques to a selection of five neighbourhoods of Barcelona. First, the character of the neighbourhoods was analysed, and external statistical information was later provided to understand the state and evolution of the factors that shape perceptions of tourism. Secondly, representatives of the community movements were interviewed in-depth. This consecutive qualitative approach enabled the comprehension of how these factors shape the residents’ perception. Findings The results showed that residents generally shared similar perceptions despite variations among neighbourhoods. Perceived negative effects included not only the most direct consequences of tourism such as anti-social behaviour and congestion of public spaces but also indirect ones such as population displacement and the weakening of social structures. Originality/value This study’s innovation lies in linking objective statistical data that describe the reality of a tourist neighbourhood (housing prices, number of available beds, family income, etc.), to the subjective perceptions of its residents. Thus, it is possible to identify the perceived impacts of tourism (which have an impact on the local population’s satisfaction), and relate these to the true evolution of tourism variables in the neighbourhood. This contrasted reading between perception and reality is important for future initiatives for the regulation of tourism in the city.

2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 53
Hang Shen ◽  
Lin Li ◽  
Haihong Zhu ◽  
Feng Li

With the development of urbanization and the expansion of floating populations, rental housing has become an increasingly common living choice for many people, and housing rental prices have attracted great attention from individuals, enterprises and the government. The housing rental prices are principally estimated based on structural, locational and neighborhood variables, among which the relationships are complicated and can hardly be captured entirely by simple one-dimensional models; in addition, the influence of the geographic objects on the price may vary with the increase in their quantities. However, existing pricing models usually take those structural, locational and neighborhood variables as one-dimensional inputs into neural networks, and often neglect the aggregated effects of geographical objects, which may lead to fluctuating rental price estimations. Therefore, this paper proposes a rental housing price model based on the convolutional neural network (CNN) and the synthetic spatial density of points of interest (POIs). The CNN can efficiently extract the complex characteristics among the relevant variables of housing, and the two-dimensional locational and neighborhood variables, based on the synthetic spatial density, effectively reflect the aggregated effects of the urban facilities on rental housing prices, thereby improving the accuracy of the model. Taking Wuhan, China, as the study area, the proposed method achieves satisfactory and accurate rental price estimations (coefficient of determination (R2) = 0.9097, root mean square error (RMSE) = 3.5126) in comparison with other commonly used pricing models.

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