Resources Science ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (4): 627-642.doi: 10.18402/resci.2019.04.02

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Review and prospect of research on the influence of the environment on spatial disparity of urban housing prices

DAI Qiwen1, YAO Yiqi2, ZHANG Xiaoqi3, WEI Haining4   

  1. 1. School of Economics & Management, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, China;
    2. College of Fine Arts, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, China;
    3. School of Finance, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China;
    4. Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, CAS, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2018-09-18 Revised:2018-12-20 Published:2019-04-25

Abstract: With urban residents’ increasing attention on the living environment and the general improvement of the quality of life, the insufficient supply and uneven distribution of urban environmental resources have intensified the impact of the environment on the spatial differences of urban housing prices. Exploring the impact mechanism of the environment on housing prices will help improve the spatial allocation of high-quality environmental resources and accelerate the construction of livable cities, which also is of great significance for improving urban competitiveness and the level of “new urbanization.” This article firstly briefly reviews the spatial differences of urban housing prices, then systematically summarizes the research progress of the positive impacts, negative impacts, and comprehensive impacts of the environment on housing prices. Finally we examined the prospects for future research in this field. The review of the literature showed that: the positive, negative, and comprehensive effects of the environment on housing prices are systematically analyzed in international literature. Research in China began to pay attention to the positive impact of the environment on housing prices, while studies on the negative impacts and comprehensive impacts are fewer. The accessibility of environmental amenity has become an important perspective and content in the field of environment and housing price research. The attributes of environment and landscape and housing have an important impact on housing prices. The international literature of negative impacts of the environment on housing prices are mainly concentrated on water pollution, noise pollution, solid waste pollution, and electromagnetic pollution. Furthermore, we put forward some thoughts on the prospects of research: The study of the effect of the environment on housing prices needs to improve the systematic analysis framework. The combination of mathematical model and behavioral analysis verification methods should be considered in the research method. People’s subjective environ-mental perceptions and their feedback on housing prices should be paid attention to. The analysis of the impact mechanism of the environment on low-value region of housing prices should be strengthened, and awareness on inequality of the living environment should be raised. Research should concern the impact of the environment on housing prices at the micro household level and in small and medium-sized cities, taking into consideration local-specific characteristics of housing.

Key words: environment, urban housing price, influence, spatial difference, research progress, prospect