Research at IBF
IBF's research is approaching housing and urban issues in a broad sense. The research emphasis is Geography, Economics, Sociology and Political Science, but we also have researchers in Economic History, Anthropology and Psychology.
- Capturing the Environmental Impact of Individual Lifestyles: Evidence of the Criterion Validity of the General Ecological Behavior Scale. 2018
- The Urban Politics of Squatters' Movements. 2018
- The Squatters' Movement in Europe, Commons and Autonomy as Alternatives to Capitalism. 2014
- The Occupation of Squares and the Squatting of Buildings: Lessons About the Convergence of Two Social Movements. 2018
- Squatted Social Centres and the Housing Question. 2018
Housing and Society
This research programme brings together IBF’s housing research within all its academic disciplines.The programme covers social science research about home and residence, housing markets, policy and politics, in a Swedish and international perspective.
Dilemmas of Diversity
IBF has a long tradition of multi-disciplinary research on international migration and ethnic relations, with a focus on housing and urban issues. Recently, the long term research program Dilemmas of Diversity: Ethnic Integration and Segregation in the City was concluded. Learn more about the projects and publications.
Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH)
The network Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH) brings together five research environments for urban and housing research in Uppsala, Gothenburg, Malmö and Lund, to one strong research environment, which critically engages in issues regarding sustainable urban development, focusing on the current housing shortage.