Blessing or Curse? Appreciation, Amenities and Resistance around the Berlin "Mediaspree"
AbstractThis article investigates the 2008 referendum held in opposition against the "Mediaspree", a major urban development project in Berlin that has been perceived as a threat of displacement of local residents and culture. Using precinct level data we find a high degree of localized resistance around the project area, conditional on socio-demographic characteristics. Comparison to local appreciation rates shows that in an environment of very low owner occupancy public (re)development projects are opposed the more residents associate an increase in area valuation. This effects is, however, not strong enough to explain the localized resistance. Considering a micro-level data set on music nodes, our results suggest that resistance is rather attributable to a feared loss of specific cultural amenities and neighborhood character.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 032.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 32, 2010
Cultural Amenities; Urban Development; Displacement; Hedonic Modeling; Mediaspree;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
- R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2010-04-17 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-PPM-2010-04-17 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
- NEP-URE-2010-04-17 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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