Recreational values of forests.: A case study.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
As swedes are keen on outdoor recreation and like to spend on travels and gear for forest recreation we want to show if there is a willingness to pay for forest recreation close to home. Starting in hedonic regression we create a model using publicly available data to show how consumer preferences effect house prices. Results show that distance to forest have a small but significant impact on house prices. To conclude we state that a logarithmic model using open source data can be useful in city planning and that there is a positive effect of nearby forests on house prices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 12 p.
Hedonic mode, l GIS, Forests, House prices
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-46047DiVA: diva2:850937
Subject / course
Anxo, Dominique, Professor