LAND PRICES AND LOCATION OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT FACILITIES IN THE URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING PROCESS
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On behalf of the land use-transport interaction paradigm, the paper analyses the relationships between land prices and transport costs variables in urban area. The main objective of the analysis is to obtain quantitative insights to support decision-makers in the location process of freight transport facilities, as the Urban Distribution Centres (UDCs). The preliminary results presented in the paper concern the spatial distribution of average sales prices of some selected categories of residential and commercial properties and the relationships between average sales prices of the category of shops and the distance from the Central Business District (CBD). The data used are part of an extended data-base concerning real-estate prices, transport costs and accessibility, socio-economic conditions of population and workers, and structural characteristic of the coastal city of Reggio Calabria (Italy). The analysis confirms the correlation existing between the average prices of commercial properties (shops) and the distance from CBD, due to the mono-centric structure of the city.
land prices, transport cost variables, urban distribution centres planning, urban area