The Changing “Face of the City”: Homogenization and Accumulation of Amenities
In this study, I set out from the similarity and heterogeneity of the amenities for the whole of Japan with individual data from the “Yellow Pages” to clarify how to be able to classify these in types of faces of cities. Moreover, based on such a classification, I clarify empirically what kinds of faces the regions where population has been accumulating have by superimposing the small region data (500 meter mesh) of the national census. In other words, I will show what kinds of cities have popular faces.
Based on the above analysis, I estimate by the framework of hedonic theory the extent of the effects that such an accumulation of population has on pushing up land prices. That is, the purpose of this study is to measure the economic value accompanying the accumulation of amenities through the above series of analyses.