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Surface vs. groundwater: The effect of forest cover on the costs of drinking water

Forests worldwide provide a variety of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration, soil protection and water purification. In particular, the minimal use of pesticides and fertilizers in forest operations coupled with the tree root system are …

Measurement and valuation of urban greenness: Remote sensing and hedonic applications to Lisbon, Portugal

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, …

The effects of cultural heritage on residential property values: Evidence from Lisbon, Portugal

We estimate the cultural heritage amenity impact on the residential real estate market of Lisbon, Portugal, paying particular attention to heterogeneity of types and capturing spatial dependencies through a spatial error model. Our heritage amenities …

Identifying Employment Subcenters: The Method of Exponentially Declining Cutoffs

The standard method of identifying subcenters is due to Giuliano and Small. While simple, robust and easy to apply, because it uses absolute employment density and employment cutoffs, it identifies 'too few' subcenters at the metropolitan periphery. …