Searching for sustainable alternatives in a time of crisis

The aim of this project is to discuss housing alternatives in relation to the provision of socially sustainable housing and, crucially, to assess the viability of said alternatives. The project will focus on identifying and examining socially sustainable alternatives from the perspectives of class and gender. We will focus on three core dimensions of housing provision: tenure forms, housing construction and housing finance. 

Through engaging with a variety of key stakeholders, we seek to interrogate the socio-economic, political and legal challenges currently facing residents with the aim of elaborating pathways towards a more socially sustainable and equitable system of

housing, and a more stable, inclusive, and just housing future for all in Sweden.  This will be the first major research project that will systematically examine sustainable housing alternatives in Sweden.


Timothy Blackwell

Ståle Holgersen

Bo Bengtsson

Dominika Polanska
(Project Manager).