Measurement and valuation of urban greenness: Remote sensing and hedonic applications to Lisbon, Portugal
Sofia F. Franco and
Jacob L. Macdonald
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2018, vol. 72, issue C, 156-180
This paper explores the role of remote sensing techniques in capturing urban environmental data in the form of tree canopy coverage and measures of urban greenery. Using a classification algorithm, we identify tree canopy coverage in Lisbon, Portugal, to be approximately 8%. Our results have an accuracy rating of approximately 90% highlighting the benefits of this technique in capturing novel forms of data.
Keywords: Q51; R21; Environmental amenities; Urban greenness; Tree canopy; Hedonic pricing; Remote sensing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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