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Title [sv]
En stad för alla? En studie om unga kvinnors liv i en föränderlig förort.
Title [en]
A city for everyone? A study about young women´s lives in a transforming suburb.
Abstract [en]
Stockholm is growing. By year 2050, it is expected to expand with another million inhabitants. More housing is needed, especially in suburban areas. At the same time, inequalities and segregation are growing significantly in Stockholm. This is challenging. The question is how to build an equal and sustainable city - a city for everyone. This study aims to examine equality – or inequality – in the transforming urban context by focusing on the experiences of young women living in multi-ethnic working class suburban areas, a group generally ignored and disadvantaged. The aim is to explore how urban space is perceived and used (or lived) by young women in ‘marginalised’ suburban areas as well as conceived by the people who plan, control and manage these areas. Various forms of inequality wihin such ´place-making processes will also be in focus. An interdisciplinary team of researchers will during four years conduct an in-depth ethnographic study in three suburban areas south of Stockholm – Fittja, Flemingsberg and Östberga. Various forms of qualitative methods, in partciular participant observations and interviews, will be used in combination with quantiative GIS-analysis of the areas. In line with Crenshaw - one of the forerunners of intersectional thinking - our project departs from the idea that if we address the needs of those who are disadvantaged and restructure urban space accordingly, then others will benefit too. Thus, working our way towards a more equal city.
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Lindström, J. & Ferlander, S. (2020). Mitt i krisen brinner bilar – fortsätt förebygg!. Dagens samhälle (30 mars)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mitt i krisen brinner bilar – fortsätt förebygg!
2020 (Swedish)In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, no 30 marsArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dagens samhälle, 2020
National Category
Social Work
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40442 (URN)
Reinventing the suburb in fragmented landscapes
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Andersdotter Fabre, E., Anneroth, E., Behtoui, A., Borgström, S., Ejigu, A., Escobar, V., . . . Wrangsten, C. (2019). Mötesplatser för unga läggs ner. Är det hållbart?. Samhällsbyggaren, 2, 26-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mötesplatser för unga läggs ner. Är det hållbart?
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2019 (Swedish)In: Samhällsbyggaren, ISSN 2002-956X, Vol. 2, p. 26-28Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Stockholmsregionen växer och utvecklas. Regionen förväntas växa med ytterligare cirka en miljon invånare fram till år 2050. Fler människor måste dela på stadens utrymmen och resurser. Stockholms ytterområden – där de flesta bor och kommer att bo – förtätas och rustas upp. Hur bygger vi då ett hållbart Stockholm, ett samhälle där alla kan få plats, delta, trivas och må bra?

National Category
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38210 (URN)
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Behtoui, A., Carlson, P., Ferlander, S., Heber, A., Jukkala, T. & Lindström, J. (2019). Politiskt färgad undersökning med dålig representativitet: Replik DN Debatt 19/2. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politiskt färgad undersökning med dålig representativitet: Replik DN Debatt 19/2
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37819 (URN)
Swedish Research Council, 2018-02173
Available from: 2019-03-05 Created: 2019-03-05 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Principal InvestigatorFerlander, Sara
Co-InvestigatorJukkala, Tanya
Co-InvestigatorSohl, Lena
Co-InvestigatorEjigu, Alazar Gedamu
Coordinating organisation
Södertörn University
2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
DiVA, id: project:1852Project, id: 2018-02173_VR