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Article: Determining optimal building height

TitleDetermining optimal building height
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://usj.sagepub.com/
Citation
Urban Studies, 2007, v. 44 n. 3, p. 591-608 How to Cite?
AbstractThe paper examines how building height is determined in the absence of building height regulatory restrictions. A model is developed for determining optimal height using simple neo-classical economic analysis; this is then tested using empirical data from Hong Kong. The results show that the observed building heights are consistent with the optimal height predicted by the model. In addition, it was also found that the point of optimality varied positively with the quality of the external environment. An important practical implication is that town planners and policy-makers can make use of the model as a benchmarking tool to assess and quantify the effect of imposing or relaxing height restrictions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81752
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.934
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.567
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dc.contributor.authorWong, SKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYau, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, AKCen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe paper examines how building height is determined in the absence of building height regulatory restrictions. A model is developed for determining optimal height using simple neo-classical economic analysis; this is then tested using empirical data from Hong Kong. The results show that the observed building heights are consistent with the optimal height predicted by the model. In addition, it was also found that the point of optimality varied positively with the quality of the external environment. An important practical implication is that town planners and policy-makers can make use of the model as a benchmarking tool to assess and quantify the effect of imposing or relaxing height restrictions.en_HK
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