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.
Squatters in the Capitalist City: Housing, Justice, and Urban Politics
European squatters’ movements and the right to the city
The role of social protest in environmental governance in Hangzhou’
Dancing with shackles? The sociopolitical opportunities, achievements, and dilemmas of cycling activism in Guangzhou, China
Good and Bad Squatters?: Challenging Hegemonic Narratives and Advancing Anti-Capitalist Views of Squatting in Western European Cities
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.