What is it about?

Imagine living in a bustling city, where the convenience of public transportation and the serenity of green spaces influence where you decide to reside. This research delves into the impact of urban infrastructures, particularly transport systems and public parks, on the value of residential properties. Utilizing Lie symmetry analysis—a method derived from the Schrödinger equation in quantum theory—the researchers scrutinized housing markets in four diverse cities: Boston, Milwaukee, Taipei, and Tokyo. By juxtaposing the conventional hedonic pricing model and the Lie symmetry analysis technique, this investigation reveals that the latter is a more potent tool for decoding property price variations.

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Why is it important?

Deciphering the connection between urban infrastructures and residential property values is vital for grasping the underlying dynamics of real estate markets. The insights gleaned from this study can empower policymakers and investors to make informed decisions about urban development and infrastructure investments, ultimately fostering sustainable and equitable growth in our cities.


This groundbreaking research applies quantum theory concepts to the realm of real estate, offering a cutting-edge methodology for assessing the impact of urban infrastructure on residential property values. This pioneering approach holds the potential to reshape our understanding of real estate valuation.

Professor Tzer-En Nee
Department of Electronic Engineering, Chang Gung University

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This page is a summary of: Lie symmetry analysis of the effects of urban infrastructures on residential property values, PLoS ONE, August 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255233.
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