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Social blandning och svensk bostadspolitik - En kvalitativ studie av två stadsdelsprojekt och de bostadspolitiska förutsättningarna för att skapa social blandning

Sörman, Cornelia LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This essay aims to investigate which tools Swedish planners can use to create social mixing in newly built urban districts and how the current housing policy in Sweden affects the possibilities to do so. Two examples of urban district projects, Frihamnen in Gothenburg and Vallastaden in Linköping, are used to present different ways of planning for social mixing. The research questions are:

- Which methods, within the building- and planning process, does the urban district projects Vallastaden and Frihamnen use to create social mixing?
- How does Swedish housing policy obstruct or facilitate the creation of social mixing?

Theories on social mixing, segmentation, housing subsidies, municipal land allocations, housing norms,... (More)
This essay aims to investigate which tools Swedish planners can use to create social mixing in newly built urban districts and how the current housing policy in Sweden affects the possibilities to do so. Two examples of urban district projects, Frihamnen in Gothenburg and Vallastaden in Linköping, are used to present different ways of planning for social mixing. The research questions are:

- Which methods, within the building- and planning process, does the urban district projects Vallastaden and Frihamnen use to create social mixing?
- How does Swedish housing policy obstruct or facilitate the creation of social mixing?

Theories on social mixing, segmentation, housing subsidies, municipal land allocations, housing norms, municipal housing and rent regulation were used. The main methods were document analysis of planning documents, literature studies and an interview. The results show that Vallastaden used a mixture of rental buildings, owner-occupied buildings and homeowners and aimed to create meeting points. The Frihamnen project is going to use a diversification in rental levels to create social mixing. The current housing policy in Sweden does not create a natural social mixing within the municipalities but, with innovative ideas, it is possible to plan for social mixing within the current system. (Less)
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author
Sörman, Cornelia LU
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organization
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SGEL36 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
social mixing, housing policy, segregation, Vallastaden, Frihamnen, Göteborg, Linköping
language
Swedish
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8941997
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2018-06-05 09:14:56
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  abstract     = {This essay aims to investigate which tools Swedish planners can use to create social mixing in newly built urban districts and how the current housing policy in Sweden affects the possibilities to do so. Two examples of urban district projects, Frihamnen in Gothenburg and Vallastaden in Linköping, are used to present different ways of planning for social mixing. The research questions are: 
 
- Which methods, within the building- and planning process, does the urban district projects Vallastaden and Frihamnen use to create social mixing? 
- How does Swedish housing policy obstruct or facilitate the creation of social mixing? 
 
Theories on social mixing, segmentation, housing subsidies, municipal land allocations, housing norms, municipal housing and rent regulation were used. The main methods were document analysis of planning documents, literature studies and an interview. The results show that Vallastaden used a mixture of rental buildings, owner-occupied buildings and homeowners and aimed to create meeting points. The Frihamnen project is going to use a diversification in rental levels to create social mixing. The current housing policy in Sweden does not create a natural social mixing within the municipalities but, with innovative ideas, it is possible to plan for social mixing within the current system.},
  author       = {Sörman, Cornelia},
  keyword      = {social mixing,housing policy,segregation,Vallastaden,Frihamnen,Göteborg,Linköping},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Social blandning och svensk bostadspolitik - En kvalitativ studie av två stadsdelsprojekt och de bostadspolitiska förutsättningarna för att skapa social blandning},
  year         = {2018},
}