A STUDY TO EXAMINE SOME CRITICAL AREAS IN AESTHETICS AND ECONOMICS AS THESE TOPICS RELATE TO LAND AND LAND-BASED STRUCTURES

THE FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED OF FOUR SURVEYS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AESTHETICS AND ECONOMIC VALUE' /1/ STUDY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AESTHETIC VALUE /WITH TWO PAIRS OF NEIGHBORHOODS DIFFERING PRIMARILY IN CERTAIN AESTHETIC CHARACTERISTICS/, /2/ STUDY OF ATTITUDES OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISERS TOWARDS AESTHETICS AND APPRAISAL ACTIVITIES, /3/ LITERATURE SURVEY DEALING WITH THE RELATION OF AESTHETICS TO ECONOMIC VALUES IN COMMUNITY AND PRIVATE LIFE, AND /4/ SURVEY OF EXISTING WRITINGS WHICH DEAL WITH AESTHETICS AND ECONOMICS AS RELATED TO LAND AND LAND-BASED STRUCTURES. THE LITERATURE SURVEYS DOCUMENT AN INCREASING CONCERN FOR AESTHETIC QUALITY AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT NO STUDY HAD ILLUSTRATED OR DOCUMENTED A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INVESTMENT AND AESTHETICS, BEAUTY AND SAFETY, ORDER AND ECONOMY, OR SERENITY PROFITS. THE NEIGHBORHOOD STUDY INDICATED THAT PROPERTY VALUES IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THE HIGHER QUALITY WERE ABOUT 13 PERCENT AND 21 PERCENT HIGHER. IT WAS SHOWN THAT APPRAISERS DO GIVE AESTHETIC ASPECTS CONSIDERATION IN THEIR APPRAISALS AND BELIVE THAT THESE ASPECTS SHOULD BE GIVEN EVEN GREATER WEIGHT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/2/, STATE 22
  • Corporate Authors:

    Georgia State College

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    Georgia State Highway Department

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  • Authors:
    • Lemly, J H
    • Forbes, R M
  • Publication Date: 1966-11-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1994 12:00AM