GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (8): 1769-1781.doi: 10.11821/dlyj020190689

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The impact of NIMBY facilities on housing prices in Beijing: A case study of large waste disposal facilities

DANG Yi1,2,3(), YU Jianhui1,2,3(), ZHANG Wenzhong1,2,3   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. The Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Analysis and Simulation, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    3. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2019-08-15 Revised:2019-11-22 Online:2020-08-20 Published:2020-10-20
  • Contact: YU Jianhui;


In recent years, with the expansion of cities, the distribution range of garbage disposal stations has gradually overlapped with urban living spaces, and affected the quality of residents' lives. In the past, people's perception of the problem of garbage sewers in Beijing came only from sensory impressions. In fact, garbage disposal sites and facilities only accounted for a small part of the “encirclement of the city”, but the scope of its impact on the living space is relatively large. The specific impact degree and scope need to be analyzed quantitatively to reach an objective conclusion. Taking the streets within the Sixth Ring Road of Beijing as the research scope, this paper analyzes the impact of waste treatment and transfer facilities on the housing price, as well as the spatial scope of the impact of waste treatment facilities on surrounding housing prices. On this basis, the impact range of Asuwei waste treatment center on the surrounding housing prices is analyzed. The results show that: (1) on average, large-scale waste treatment facilities in Beijing will affect the price of residential buildings within a distance of 6 km. This result is consistent with the previous results derived by scholars. There are 810 residential areas and nearly 700 thousand households in the affected area. (2) The impact of Asuwei waste treatment center on the surrounding housing prices reaches 14 km, which is far beyond the average impact range of waste treatment facilities and the protection distance specified in the construction standards.

Key words: waste treatment, NIMBY facilities, housing prices, spatial scope, Beijing