CRUSH

Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH) brings together the five largest research environments for urban and housing research in Sweden and is a research platform that engages critically with urban sustainability in general and Sweden's acute housing crisis in particular.

Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH)

The network Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH) brings together five big research hubs for urban- and housing research i Uppsala, Göteborg, Malmö and Lund to a strong reserch platform that critically engage in questions concering sustainable urban development with a specific focus on the Swedish acute housing crisis. The project is financed by Formas 2014-2018.

CRUSH acknowledges that sustainable outcomes can never be of universal benefit to all, that they will have different meanings for different social groups, and that these meanings can be in conflict with each other. The triad of social, economic and ecological sustainability was originally designed not as a potential equilibrium but as an illustration of conflicts between opposing interests. Definitions and concepts of sustainability are embedded in processes of empowerment and disempowerment. Sustainability therefore always presupposes an understanding of the notions of justice and injustice. If not, sustainability becomes an empty signifier that may hide specific interests. Within this perspective, CRUSH will investigate to what extent the housing market is assuming a dysfunctional state, and what measures can be taken to prevent this.

Housing is at the core of new ecological and climate smart development, social justice and well-being, the pivot of urban economic development, and plays a key role in the quality of everyday life. The project aims to investigate the institutional conditions and policy options for housing governance in relation to stakeholders, social movements and citizens in a collaborative manner.

13 myter om bostadsfrågan

”Miljonprogrammet byggs om för att det är slitet” och ”Att äga är ekonomiskt klokare än att hyra”. Bostadsdebatten är full av påståenden som inte stämmer överens med forskarnas bild av verkligheten. 

CRUSH har gett ut boken 13 myter om bostadsfrågan för att bemöta fördomar och myter om boendet. Boken vänder sig bland annat till intressegrupper och yngre forskare, som inte enbart vill ha ett marknadsperspektiv på bostadsfrågan. Genom att fånga många perspektiv av bostadskrisen, till exempel bostadspolitik, social polarisering, gentrifiering och social mobilisering vill forskarna i CRUSH särskilt uppmärksamma hyresrätten och dess roll för bostadsförsörjningen.

Om CRUSH

Kontaktperson: Carina Listerborn
Ansvarig: Guy Baeten - Lunds universitet
Medarbetare: Karin Grundström, Henrik Gutzon Larsen, Anders Lund Hansen, Mattias Kärrholm, Ove Sernhede, Catharina Thörn, Irene Molina och Brett Christophers.
Partners: Lunds universitet, Göteborgs universitet, Uppsala universitet
Finansiering: Forskningsrådet Formas
Tidsram: 2014-01-01 -- 2018-12-31

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