Data from: Quantifying the link between art and property prices in urban neighbourhoods
Seresinhe, Chanuki I.; Preis, Tobias; Moat, Helen Susannah (2016), Data from: Quantifying the link between art and property prices in urban neighbourhoods, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6q5vf
Is there an association between art and changes in the economic conditions of urban neighbourhoods? While the popular media and policymakers commonly believe this to be the case, quantitative evidence remains lacking. Here, we use metadata of geotagged photographs uploaded to the popular image-sharing platform Flickr to quantify the presence of art in London neighbourhoods. We estimate the presence of art in neighbourhoods by determining the proportion of Flickr photographs which have the word ‘art’ attached. We compare this with the relative gain in residential property prices for each Inner London neighbourhood. We find that neighbourhoods which have a higher proportion of ‘art’ photographs also have greater relative gains in property prices. Our findings demonstrate how online data can be used to quantify aspects of the visual environment at scale and reveal new connections between the visual environment and crucial socio-economic measurements.