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Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: General


Non-Economic Quality of Life and Population Density in South Africa

Dr. Talita Greyling and Dr. Stephanié Rossouw
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between population density and non-economic quality of life. Popular opinion has generally been that population density can be seen as beneficial for economic growth, as it allows for greater productivity, greater incomes and can be...
Oct 2016
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Determining the impact of low-cost housing development on nearby property prices using discrete choice analysis

M. Du Preez, and M.C. Sale
This paper presents an application of the conditional logit model to a small, Nelson Mandela Bay neighbourhood housing data set, with the objective of determining the impact of proximity to a low-cost housing development on nearby property prices. The results of this pilot study show that the...
Jan 2012
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The impact of social housing developments on nearby property prices: A Nelson Mandela Bay Case Study

M. Du Preez and M.C. Sale
Social housing projects often face substantial “Not-in-my-backyard” (NIMBY) sentiment and as a result are frequently plagued by local opposition from communities who argue that nearby property prices will be affected adversely by these developments. International hedonic pricing studies conducted...
Sep 2011
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