Examining the Role of Race, NIMBY, and Local Politics in FEMA Trailer Park Placement

@inproceedings{Davis2008ExaminingTR,
  title={Examining the Role of Race, NIMBY, and Local Politics in FEMA Trailer Park Placement},
  author={Belinda Creel Davis and Valentina Bali},
  year={2008}
}
Objective. In this article, we use the placement of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailer parks as a vehicle for examining how siting agents and approving agents factor race, NIMBY obstacles, and local politics into the overall approval process for projects that are viewed as undesirable. Methods. Using data on where FEMA trailer parks were proposed and approved in South Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we test a range of hypotheses about the determinants of temporary… CONTINUE READING