Democracy in Action?: NIMBY as Impediment to Equitable Affordable Housing Siting

@article{Scally2015DemocracyIA,
  title={Democracy in Action?: NIMBY as Impediment to Equitable Affordable Housing Siting},
  author={C. Scally and J. R. Tighe},
  journal={Housing Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={749 - 769}
}
Effective democracy requires participation. However, the history of urban politics, housing policy, and neighborhood revitalization has demonstrated that wealth and power often overshadow participation and community activism. Proponents of equity planning and advocacy planning in the USA have fought to include vulnerable, marginalized populations within planning decisions, yet there have been few examples of this in action. We apply Fainstein's principles of The Just City (Ithaca: Cornell… Expand
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It is found that NIMBYism continues to dominate the dialog at public hearings on development proposals, and planning meetings appear to be dominated by older, white, and financially stable residents, and this is a major barrier to the city’s social mix. Expand
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