Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Hundred Years of Land Values

Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE) presents at the Lincoln Institute his project on digitizing data from the Olcott's land values blue book of Chicago. The Olcott's Blue Books (under public domain) bring a unique dataset of historical land values, land uses, building heights, and other information in Chicago and its suburbs, published annually between 1900 and 1990 (!)

You can  get green with envy and  watch the presentation here.