Large Housing Estates in Sweden. Policies and practices

Document type: Researchreport Non-BTH
Author(s): Eva Öresjö, Roger Andersson, Emma Holmqvist, Lars Pettersson, Christina Siwertsson
Title: Large Housing Estates in Sweden. Policies and practices
Translated title: Storskaliga bostadsområden i Sverige. Policy och organisering
Series: RESTATE report
Year: 2004
Issue: 3i
ISBN: 90-6266-241-2
Publisher: Urban and Regional Research Centre, Utrecht
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: RESTATE is the acronyme for Restructuring Large-scale Housing Estates in European Cities: Good Practices and New Visions for Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Cities. The project focus on large housing estates built after the Second World War in ten European countries: France, Germany, Hungury, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom.
The aim of this report is to answer the following question:
- What is the philosophy behind the different existing policies with regard to large-scale housing estates in Sweden, specifically in the cities of Stockholm and Jönköping. What are the the main aims? What are the main activities included in the policies and what is the balance between these activities?
- How are these policies organised? Who participated in the policy and who has decided about this participation? Can the policy be seen as a top-down or as a bottom-up process? What are the advantages and the disadvantages of these approaches? Has the policy, the way that it is organised and the way that it is perceived by residents and others changed over the time period that it has been in place?
The same kind of information for estates in other countries in the RESTATE project can be found in the parallel reports.
Summary in Swedish: Storskaliga bostadsområden, Policydokument, Förändringsstrategier
Subject: Spatial Planning\Social Planning
Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Spatial Planning\Housing
Keywords: Large Housing Estates, Policy, Renewal
Note: Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht,P.O.Box 80.115,3508 TC Utrecht, the Netherlands. RESTATE-website