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A multidimensional decisions modeling framework for built space supply

Bilal Farooq, Eric J. Miller and Murtaza Haider

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Cite this document: Farooq, B., Miller, E. J. & Haider, M. (2013). A multidimensional decisions modeling framework for built space supply. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 6(3). doi:10.5198/jtlu.v6i3.350
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The spatial and temporal distribution of built space supply plays an important role in shaping urban form and thus the general travel pattern in an urban area. Within an integrated framework, we are interested in modeling the decisions of a builder in terms of when, where, what type, and how much built space to build. We present a multidimensional discrete-continuous model formulation for the built space supply decisions that are based on expected profit maximization. The framework is applied to estimate a model for supply of new office space in the greater Toronto area (GTA) for the 1986 to 2006 period. To our knowledge, this work is the first that models the where, when, how much, and what type of office space to build in a single econometric framework at a fairly disaggregate spatial zoning system. The results indicate risk taker behavior on the builders’ part, while market conditions and supply of resources (labor, construction cost, etc.) are also found to be important factors in decision making.

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Subjects: 1000 Génie civil > 1000 Génie civil
Department: Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines
Research Center: Non applicable
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 10:27
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 01:20
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3634/
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Journal Title: Journal of Transport and Land Use (vol. 6, no. 3)
Publisher: World Society for Transport and Land Use Research
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v6i3.350

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