Residential mobility and noise pollution around airports: towards a typology of the social behaviors?

Authors: Didier Desponds*, University of Cergy-Pontoise
Topics: Social Geography, Environmental Perception, Europe
Keywords: Residential strategy, Social specialization, Airports, Noise pollution, Noise perception, Social unequalities
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM
Room: Virtual 9
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From a big survey (quantitative and qualitative) launched around five different French airports and supported by ACNUSA (Authority for Airport Nuisance Control) have been studied the behaviors of households living close to airports: why did they choose to reside here, did they take into account the proximity of the airport? The survey uses the results of a questionnaire sent by mail (about 1,500 responses) and 182 interviews face-to-face. The survey wanted to check different hypotheses:
- Perception of airport depends on the social status of the households.
- Perception of airport depends on the housing’s occupation status.
- Perception of airport depends on the type of housing (for instance, housing with garden versus apartment).
- Perception of airport depends on the knowledge of the places.
- Perception of airport depends on the size and also on the type of airport.
To conclude, a seven-case typology was designed to classify the households surveyed. If such a comparison is interesting in the French context, we would like to use this session in order to compare with other contexts.

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