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 languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)151-161
Number of pages11
JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
Volume39
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

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