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GEPOP Morning Meeting: Tom O'Grady "NIMBYism as Place-Protective Action: The Politics of Housebuilding"

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You are most welcome to Friday’s Morning Meeting where Tom O’Grady (University College London) will discuss NIMBYism

Seminarium
Datum
2 okt 2020
Tid
08:45 - 09:15
Plats
Zoom video communication. Zoom link: https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/65967353856

Medverkande
Tom O'Grady
Arrangör
Gothenburg Research Group on Elections, Public Opinion and Political Behavior (GEPOP)

Abstract
Using British data, I argue that NIMBYism primarily arises from a desire to preserve the character of one’s area and existing ways of life, and to protect communities against rapid changes that could result from new housing developments. A wide range of characteristics that lead to these ‘place-protective’ motives, including conservativism and long-term residence in an area, strongly predict opposition to housebuilding. A conjoint experiment demonstrates that NIMBYism can be reduced by designing new developments in ways that preserve and protect existing communities, such as providing new public services alongside them. Doing so increases the coalition for housebuilding by raising the support of groups most opposed to housing, without lowering the support of others. This paper adds a comparative focus to the politics of NIMBYism, showing that outside the USA – characterised by an entrenched divide between homeowners and non-homeowners, fueled by price anxiety – NIMBYism can take a different form.

Time
Friday 2 October
08:45-09:15

Zoom-link
https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/65967353856

Mikael Persson will be the host for the meeting.