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Quo vadis, student housing?

Nagl, Elisabeth LU (2015) SGEM05 20151
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The aim of this master’s thesis is to provide an analysis of the student housing market in Lund, which actors can use as a base to work on the problematic situation, in order to provide a more just student housing situation in the future. For that purpose four interviews were conducted with the most important actors on the student housing market in Lund.
This thesis first examines the characteristics that shape the contemporary notion of housing as a commodity, how policies changed housing throughout the last years and points out in what ways this is problematic and what critics oppose. Subsequently an overview of precedent studies’ most important findings on student housing, its characteristic problems, causes and effects is provided.... (More)
The aim of this master’s thesis is to provide an analysis of the student housing market in Lund, which actors can use as a base to work on the problematic situation, in order to provide a more just student housing situation in the future. For that purpose four interviews were conducted with the most important actors on the student housing market in Lund.
This thesis first examines the characteristics that shape the contemporary notion of housing as a commodity, how policies changed housing throughout the last years and points out in what ways this is problematic and what critics oppose. Subsequently an overview of precedent studies’ most important findings on student housing, its characteristic problems, causes and effects is provided. After the presentation of the results gained from the interviews conducted in this study, those are discussed with regard to the characteristics suggested in former reserach.
The results show that in Lund a combination of difficulties led to a complicated situation for the actors on the student housing market. In conclusion, the thesis argues that the students are the ones who have to take the responsibility for mistakes and problems occurring on different scales. This thesis hopes to clarify the need for a revision of contemporary student housing policies in order to achieve a fair student housing situation in the future. (Less)
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author
Nagl, Elisabeth LU
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organization
course
SGEM05 20151
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Critical Urban Theory, Student Housing, Lund
language
English
id
5468846
date added to LUP
2015-09-16 11:45:31
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  abstract     = {The aim of this master’s thesis is to provide an analysis of the student housing market in Lund, which actors can use as a base to work on the problematic situation, in order to provide a more just student housing situation in the future. For that purpose four interviews were conducted with the most important actors on the student housing market in Lund.
This thesis first examines the characteristics that shape the contemporary notion of housing as a commodity, how policies changed housing throughout the last years and points out in what ways this is problematic and what critics oppose. Subsequently an overview of precedent studies’ most important findings on student housing, its characteristic problems, causes and effects is provided. After the presentation of the results gained from the interviews conducted in this study, those are discussed with regard to the characteristics suggested in former reserach.
The results show that in Lund a combination of difficulties led to a complicated situation for the actors on the student housing market. In conclusion, the thesis argues that the students are the ones who have to take the responsibility for mistakes and problems occurring on different scales. This thesis hopes to clarify the need for a revision of contemporary student housing policies in order to achieve a fair student housing situation in the future.},
  author       = {Nagl, Elisabeth},
  keyword      = {Critical Urban Theory,Student Housing,Lund},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Quo vadis, student housing?},
  year         = {2015},
}