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Reinventing the suburb in fragmented landscapes

Stockholm is growing and the aim is to become Europe's most attractive region for investors, residents and visitors. The city wants to be sustainable from both a social, economic and ecological perspective. At the same time, there are great social, economic and political tensions.

Wanting to create a good Stockholm for all, Södertörn University started in autumn 2016 the research project "Reinventing the suburb in fragmented landscapes". The project will last for three years and be implemented together with the business sector.

The goal of the project is to create favorable conditions for the planning of residential areas that are good for people and at the same time creates conditions for socially and economically sustainable growth and entrepreneurship.

Specifically, it is about factors such as infrastructure, including for instance access to commuter trains and pharmacy, how to build to facilitate contact between neighbors and between different groups of people and how to create good conditions for industry and the business sector. Researchers of the field normally speak of various forms of capital: social, organizational, diversity and space. In the project, researchers will look at how these different forms of capital interact, how to transform tensions into creative solutions.

Status

Started

Project Manager

Apostolis Papakostas
Professor
School of Social Sciences

People linked to the project

Ali Hajighasemi
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

Besrat Tesfaye
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

Dominika Polanska
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD
Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

Erik Borg
Professor
School of Social Sciences

Jonas Lindström
Senior Lecturer, PhD
School of Social Sciences

Lisa Kings
Senior Lecturer, PhD
School of Social Sciences

Malin Gawell
Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

Martin Korpi
School of Social Sciences

Mats Bergman
Professor
School of Social Sciences

Oana Mihaescu
Researcher
School of Social Sciences

Patrik Tingvall
Professor
School of Social Sciences

Sara Ferlander
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

Zhanna Kravchenko
Researcher, Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences

Tanya Jukkala

More information

Project start: 2016
Project end: 2019

Financier: KK-stiftelsen

Research linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe: No

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