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Segregation and Governance – Transboundary Planning Initiatives in Swedish Outskirts

Nylund, Katarina LU (2004) In European Cities, Insights on Outskirts. p.114-136
Abstract
The growing social polarisation in Swedish society has increased the differences between pour

and rich districts in the larger cities. The situation is worst in the housing areas built in the 1960s.

But although Swedish urban policy has aimed for several decades at controlling segregation

through extraordinary efforts in vulnerable housing areas, there is nothing to indicate that the processes

of segregation have been restrained.

In this article the question is raised as to whether district-based efforts to combat segregation have

outlived themselves in the late modern society. Now might be the time to move along to a strategy

where the focus shifts from the individual district... (More)
The growing social polarisation in Swedish society has increased the differences between pour

and rich districts in the larger cities. The situation is worst in the housing areas built in the 1960s.

But although Swedish urban policy has aimed for several decades at controlling segregation

through extraordinary efforts in vulnerable housing areas, there is nothing to indicate that the processes

of segregation have been restrained.

In this article the question is raised as to whether district-based efforts to combat segregation have

outlived themselves in the late modern society. Now might be the time to move along to a strategy

where the focus shifts from the individual district to the relationship between different districts.

During the 1990s new growth centres have been established in the urban peripheries. In many

cases these are situated in the immediate geographical proximity of the housing areas of the

1960s. The co-localisation of the housing areas of the 1960s and the business districts of the

1990s might open up new possibilities for promoting a spatial integration between different

population groups and classes. Below, I take my point of departure from two case studies in the

Stockholm region and, against this background, discuss what kinds of physical, social and cultural

obstacles are counteracting increased integration as well as what kinds of planning initiatives have

been taken to overcome these obstacles. (Less)
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urbanism, segregation, urban landscape, Outskirts of Swedish cities, governance., communicative planning processes, negotiational planning processes, integration
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European Cities, Insights on Outskirts.
editor
McEldowney, Malachy
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114 - 136
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EU Cost 10 Action
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2.11.085661.0
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The potential of public space to transgress the boundaries of the segregated city
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English
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  abstract     = {The growing social polarisation in Swedish society has increased the differences between pour<br/><br>
and rich districts in the larger cities. The situation is worst in the housing areas built in the 1960s.<br/><br>
But although Swedish urban policy has aimed for several decades at controlling segregation<br/><br>
through extraordinary efforts in vulnerable housing areas, there is nothing to indicate that the processes<br/><br>
of segregation have been restrained.<br/><br>
In this article the question is raised as to whether district-based efforts to combat segregation have<br/><br>
outlived themselves in the late modern society. Now might be the time to move along to a strategy<br/><br>
where the focus shifts from the individual district to the relationship between different districts.<br/><br>
During the 1990s new growth centres have been established in the urban peripheries. In many<br/><br>
cases these are situated in the immediate geographical proximity of the housing areas of the<br/><br>
1960s. The co-localisation of the housing areas of the 1960s and the business districts of the<br/><br>
1990s might open up new possibilities for promoting a spatial integration between different<br/><br>
population groups and classes. Below, I take my point of departure from two case studies in the<br/><br>
Stockholm region and, against this background, discuss what kinds of physical, social and cultural<br/><br>
obstacles are counteracting increased integration as well as what kinds of planning initiatives have<br/><br>
been taken to overcome these obstacles.},
  author       = {Nylund, Katarina},
  editor       = {McEldowney, Malachy},
  isbn         = {2.11.085661.0},
  keyword      = {urbanism,segregation,urban landscape,Outskirts of Swedish cities,governance.,communicative planning processes,negotiational
planning processes,integration},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {114--136},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9136038)},
  series       = {European Cities, Insights on Outskirts.},
  title        = {Segregation and Governance – Transboundary Planning Initiatives in Swedish Outskirts},
  year         = {2004},
}