Measuring urban configuration: A GWR approach

Konstantinos Lykostratis, Maria Giannopoulou, Anastasia Roukouni

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Abstract

The relationship between accessibility, as a measure of the fixed location of the property, and land value is well recognized. Space Syntax theory was developed as a set of tools to analyze relationships between structures and functions of cities introducing accessibility measures of the urban grid. Even though admitted that location parameters comprise the most influential factors of urban property value, accessibility measures of centrality, based on network (integration and choice) quantifying urban morphology, have gained little attention in land value literature, despite the fact that urban grid morphology has a crucial role in property market structure. Recently, there has been growing interest for spatial statistics which count for spatial aspects of phenomena such as the land market. The frequently used OLS regression adopted for statistical inference on variables influencing a phenomenon is mostly inefficient for comprehension of spatial phenomena mainly due to instabilities caused by spatial autocorrelation and fixed parameter assumption. GWR extends the classic regression model by allowing spatially varying coefficient estimations while also accounting for spatial autocorrelation. The goal of the research presented herein is to estimate which spatial accessibility radius better explains objective land value and to explore local spatial relationships between geometric accessibility and land values using GWR, Space Syntax theory and GIS techniques, in Xanthi city, a medium sized city in Northern Greece. This research has led to inferences concerning the importance of Space Syntax geometric accessibility in the interpretation of land values, with local patterns of accessibility influence emerging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Metropolitan Perspectives - Local Knowledge and Innovation Dynamics Towards Territory Attractiveness Through the Implementation of Horizon/E2020/Agenda2030
PublisherSpringer
Pages479-488
Number of pages10
Volume100
ISBN (Print)9783319920986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
Event3rd International New Metropolitan Perspectives. Local Knowledge and Innovation dynamics towards territory attractiveness through the implementation of Horizon/Europe2020/Agenda2030, 2018 - Reggio Calabria, Italy
Duration: 22 May 201825 May 2018

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume100
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference3rd International New Metropolitan Perspectives. Local Knowledge and Innovation dynamics towards territory attractiveness through the implementation of Horizon/Europe2020/Agenda2030, 2018
CountryItaly
CityReggio Calabria
Period22/05/1825/05/18

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • GWR
  • Objective land value
  • Space syntax

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    Lykostratis, K., Giannopoulou, M., & Roukouni, A. (2018). Measuring urban configuration: A GWR approach. In New Metropolitan Perspectives - Local Knowledge and Innovation Dynamics Towards Territory Attractiveness Through the Implementation of Horizon/E2020/Agenda2030 (Vol. 100, pp. 479-488). (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; Vol. 100). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92099-3_54