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Changing borders of control and publicness : A study of a Swedish housing area in Lund 1970-2015.

Kärrholm, Mattias LU (2015) Geographical imagination
Abstract
In this article, I investigate the slowly changing territorial landscape of a seemingly typical Swedish Million program housing area (from the record years 1961-1975), Norra Fäladen in Lund. The area has, through the decades, been subject to a slow, but steady gentrification and densification including a decrease in rental housing and the building on former park areas. Through the decades we have also witnessed a polarization with the introduction of, on the one hand, new areas of large villas, and, on the other, areas of very small student apartments (some of only 8 sqm). These changes seem to have affected the relation between public and private spaces, but also differentiated the inhabitants’ dependence on the existing (but now... (More)
In this article, I investigate the slowly changing territorial landscape of a seemingly typical Swedish Million program housing area (from the record years 1961-1975), Norra Fäladen in Lund. The area has, through the decades, been subject to a slow, but steady gentrification and densification including a decrease in rental housing and the building on former park areas. Through the decades we have also witnessed a polarization with the introduction of, on the one hand, new areas of large villas, and, on the other, areas of very small student apartments (some of only 8 sqm). These changes seem to have affected the relation between public and private spaces, but also differentiated the inhabitants’ dependence on the existing (but now decreasing) public spaces within the area. Building on the case of Norra Fäladen, the article then goes on to suggests and develop a discourse on changing territorial production as related to public space dependency. (Less)
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Geographical imagination
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  abstract     = { In this article, I investigate the slowly changing territorial landscape of a seemingly typical Swedish Million program housing area (from the record years 1961-1975), Norra Fäladen in Lund. The area has, through the decades, been subject to a slow, but steady gentrification and densification including a decrease in rental housing and the building on former park areas. Through the decades we have also witnessed a polarization with the introduction of, on the one hand, new areas of large villas, and, on the other, areas of very small student apartments (some of only 8 sqm). These changes seem to have affected the relation between public and private spaces, but also differentiated the inhabitants’ dependence on the existing (but now decreasing) public spaces within the area. Building on the case of Norra Fäladen, the article then goes on to suggests and develop a discourse on changing territorial production as related to public space dependency.},
  author       = {Kärrholm, Mattias},
  keyword      = {borders,housing areas,public space},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Changing borders of control and publicness : A study of a Swedish housing area in Lund 1970-2015.},
  year         = {2015},
}