Cities in the outskirts of Frankfurt, led by the CDU (conservative party) and FDP (liberal democratic party) in particular, ensure that the housing market cannot relax. Local politicians from cities like Eschborn and Steinbach are protesting against the development of wasteland in a foreclosing manner, as an increasing nationalism has emerged on a global level in recent years. At the same time, these places boast of their proximity to Frankfurt and the airport.
Local politicians can allow themselves this duplicity, because they only make politics for “their” city dwellers. The needs of newcomers and those from the region looking for housing are not relevant, because they are not voters after all. This blockade policy is not in the sense of a regional and sustainable development philosophy, because it creates borders where there shouldn’t be any borders.