The linkage between the lifestyle of knowledge-workers and their intra-metropolitan residential choice: A clustering approach based on self-organizing maps

Amnon Frenkel, Edward Bendit, Sigal Kaplan

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the linkage between the lifestyle and the intra-metropolitan residential choice of knowledge-workers in terms of home-ownership, location, dwelling size and building type. Data are retrieved from a revealed-preferences survey among knowledge-workers in the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area and are analyzed with self-organizing maps for pattern recognition and classification. Five clusters are identified: nest-builders, bon-vivants, careerists, entrepreneurs and laid-back. Bon-vivants and entrepreneurs differ in their dwelling size and home-ownership, although both prefer the metropolitan core. Careerists prefer suburban large detached houses. Nest-builders and laid-back are attracted to central locations, conditional on the provision of affordable medium-size dwellings.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
    Volume39
    Pages (from-to)151-161
    Number of pages11
    ISSN0198-9715
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Knowledge-workers
    • Residential choice
    • Self-organizing maps
    • Neural networks

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