NIMBYs at the hearing

NIMBY’s at the Hearing - The Demographics & Power of Public Comment

Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30 PM
Cambridge Citywide Senior Center - 806 Massachusetts Ave in Central Square

Anyone who has been to a planning or zoning meeting isn’t surprised to hear that a new study shows that the people who participate in public comment tend to be older, whiter, and wealthier than the community they live in. They also tend to be home-owning and overwhelmingly more likely to be against new housing.

 

Why is this and what is the impact on the community at large? What strategies can pro-housing activists do to counteract this imbalance and how can municipalities attract more diverse participation?

 

Join ABC for a presentation and conversation with Katherine Levine Einstein, Maxwell Palmer, and David Glick, authors of the study and political scientists associated with Boston University’s Initiative on Cities, followed by a community conversation and questions and answer session.

 

To read the study, Who Participates in Local Government? Evidence from Meeting Minutes, go to: http://sites.bu.edu/kleinstein/research/

  • November 28, 2018 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Cambridge Citywide Senior Center
    806 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    United States
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  • Pamela Thilo
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Rushil Shah Lauren Curry Owen Barron Andrew Criscione Mynor Perez Hugh Bluestone Mandana Moshtaghi Pamela Thilo Bryan Doran Sharon Fosbury Michael Cusick Ben O'Brien Alexandra Markiewicz Paul Fallon Matt Robare Eugenia Schraa Jim Perrine Carolyn Fuller Bob Woodbury Francis Goyes

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Lauren Curry
Owen Barron
Andrew Criscione
Mynor Perez
Hugh Bluestone
Mandana Moshtaghi
Pamela Thilo
Bryan Doran
Sharon Fosbury
Michael Cusick
Ben O'Brien
Alexandra Markiewicz
Paul Fallon
Matt Robare
Eugenia Schraa
Jim Perrine
Carolyn Fuller
Bob Woodbury
Francis Goyes

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