Large Housing Estates in Sweden. Overview of developments and problems in Jönköping and Stockholm

Document type: Researchreport Non-BTH
Author(s): Roger Andersson, Irene Molina, Eva Öresjö, Lars Pettersson, Christina Siwertsson
Title: Large Housing Estates in Sweden. Overview of developments and problems in Jönköping and Stockholm
Translated title: Storskaliga bostadsområden i Sverige. En sammanställning av utvecklingen och problemen i Jönköping och Stockholm
Series: RESTATE report
Year: 2003
Issue: 2i
ISBN: 90-6266-226-9
Publisher: Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Urban and regional research centre
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: All over Europe massive numbers of people live in large-scale housing estates built after the Second World War. The estates were carefully planned, but now often manifest a mulitude af problems. They house large numbers of low-income households, the unemployment rates are above average and in some countries they have become concentration areas for ethnic minorities. Many estates are becoming increasingly associated with crime and social exclusion. The circumstances on the estates and policy initiatives associated with these are focus of the RESTATE-project.
RESTATE is the acronym for Restructuring Large-scale Housing Estates in European Cities: Good Practices and New Visions for Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Cities. The study draws on estates in ten European countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The present report deals specifically with large housing estates in two cities in Sweden: Jönköping och Stockholm. The basic questions are about physical structure, demographic-, economic- and socio-cultural developments. 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, segregation, Ekonomisk och socio-kulturell utveckling
Subject: Spatial Planning\Social Planning
Spatial Planning\Housing
Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Keywords: Large Housing Estates, Segregation, Social exclusion
Note: Urban and regional research centre Utrecht,P.O. Box 80.115,3508 TC Utrecht, the Netherlands. RESTATE-website ISBN: 90-6266-226-9