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Axel Heyman




Axel has a degree in urban planning from KTH (Stockholm), and has worked at Spacescape and Norconsult before coming to AHO. His research focuses on GIS based urban analysis of urban quality.


Location in Cities and Variations in Housing Prices

Publications (7)



House prices and relative location

We show that price levels defined by postcodes within a city gloss over important price variation driven by relative location. Relative location as in proximity to subway, parks and services turn out to be the major price determinant within a city. This insight can be used by urban planners to conctruct high value neighborhoods.   .. Read »


Distances, accessibilities and attractiveness; looking at new approaches to include measures of urban form in hedonic pricing modelling?

The population of Oslo increases rapidly and the corresponding demand of housing is an issue of great public, political and professional interest. Today, we can see several interesting discrepancies in the housing market, such as very high prices for dwellings with low technical standards and dwellings located in neighbourhoods very different from those planned and built today... Read »