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Westin, S. (2018). Reflektion över ett bussgarage. Kritik (36), 8-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflektion över ett bussgarage
2018 (Swedish)In: Kritik, ISSN 0454-5354, no 36, p. 8-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-368820 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Baeten, G., Westin, S., Pull, E. & Molina, I. (2017). Pressure and violence: Housing renovation and displacement in Sweden. Environment and planning A, 49(3), 631-351
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pressure and violence: Housing renovation and displacement in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 49, no 3, p. 631-351Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on interview material relating to the current wave of housing renovation in Swedish cities,this article will analyse the profit-driven, traumatic and violent displacement in the wake ofcontemporary large-scale renovation processes of the so-called Million Program housingestates from the 1960s and 1970s. We maintain that the current form of displacement(through renovation) has become a regularized profit strategy, for both public and privatehousing companies in Sweden. We will pay special attention to Marcuse’s notion of‘displacement pressure’ which refers not only to actual displacement but also to the anxieties,uncertainties, insecurities and temporalities that arise from possible displacement due tosignificant rent increases after renovation and from the course of events preceding the actualrent increase. Examples of the many insidious forms in which this pressure manifests itself will begiven – examples that illustrate the hypocritical nature of much planning discourse and rhetoric ofurban renewal. We illustrate how seemingly unspectacular measures and tactics deployed in therenovation processes have far-reaching consequences for tenants exposed to actual or potentialdisplacement. Displacement and displacement pressure due to significant rent increases (which isprofit-driven but justified by invoking the ‘technical necessity’ of renovation) undermines the ‘rightto dwell’ and the right to exert a reasonable level of power over one’s basic living conditions, withall the physical and mental benefits that entails – regardless of whether displacement fearsmaterialize in actual displacement or not.

Keywords
Displacement, public housing, renovation, urban renewal
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-310512 (URN)10.1177/0308518X1667627 (DOI)000399247700011 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2016-12-16 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Westin, S. (2016). Myten om att Miljonprogrammet byggs om för att det är slitet. In: CRUSH,The Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (Ed.), 13 myter om bostadsfrågan: (pp. 66-75). Årsta: Dokument Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Myten om att Miljonprogrammet byggs om för att det är slitet
2016 (Swedish)In: 13 myter om bostadsfrågan / [ed] CRUSH,The Critical Urban Sustainability Hub, Årsta: Dokument Press , 2016, p. 66-75Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Årsta: Dokument Press, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298178 (URN)9789185639960 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30
Sandstedt, E. & Westin, S. (2015). Beyond Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft: Cohousing Life in Contemporary Sweden. Housing, Theory and Society, 32(2), 131-150
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft: Cohousing Life in Contemporary Sweden
2015 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 131-150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of cohousing is alive in many industrialized countries today. It is seen as an interesting alternative way of living in late modern cities, here a majority of people live in families, couples or single households, but since there is a general lack of knowledge of what it means to live in a cohousing unit there are also prejudices. In cohousing units, the members are bound up to each other not by family ties but as separate persons with different relations. The inhabitants are living in different households and flats and with common spaces. Architecture is important as well as the organization of cooperation and everyday life. This article presents results from a study on “cohousing for second half of life” in the capital city of Sweden. The main question is: What does it mean to live in a cohousing unit and who is living here? Through in-depth interviews, we found that the residents in this type of dwelling underscore the possibility of both autonomy and dependency, privacy and togetherness. Theoretically, the relations in a cohousing unit can neither be characterized as Gemeinschaft nor Gesellschaft but at the same time it could be both/and. This evokes a third social relationship of the Bund – a theoretical concept beyond the dichotomy of Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240556 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2015.1011687 (DOI)000353925000002 ()
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Myrberg, G. & Westin, S. (2015). Bostadsbrist som problem vid bosättning av flyktingar: hur ser kommunerna på frågan? (1ed.). In: Bo Bengtsson, Gunnar Myrberg och Roger Andersson (Ed.), Mångfaldens dilemman: Medborgarskap och integrationspolitik (pp. 81-100). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bostadsbrist som problem vid bosättning av flyktingar: hur ser kommunerna på frågan?
2015 (Swedish)In: Mångfaldens dilemman: Medborgarskap och integrationspolitik / [ed] Bo Bengtsson, Gunnar Myrberg och Roger Andersson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015, 1, p. 81-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269881 (URN)9789140692122 (ISBN)
Projects
Mångfaldens dilemman: Etnisk integration och segregation i staden
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-04-14
Westin, S. (2015). I Chicago flyger flanören: The "L" train. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I Chicago flyger flanören: The "L" train
2015 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: , 2015. p. 6
Series
KRITIK, ISSN 1654-7969 ; 25/26
National Category
Architecture Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256260 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2016-04-14Bibliographically approved
Westin, S. (2015). Review forum on The Paradoxes of Planning: Response by Sara Westin [Review]. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review forum on The Paradoxes of Planning: Response by Sara Westin
2015 (English)In: Environment and Planning D: Society and SpaceArticle, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266790 (URN)
Available from: 2015-11-10 Created: 2015-11-10 Last updated: 2016-04-14Bibliographically approved
Westin, S. (2015). ‘To know is to know one’s geometry’: Reflections on the problem of inference in space syntax from the viewpoint of a human geographer. Journal of space syntax, 6(1), 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘To know is to know one’s geometry’: Reflections on the problem of inference in space syntax from the viewpoint of a human geographer
2015 (English)In: Journal of space syntax, ISSN 2044-7507, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reflects upon the theory and method of space syntax from the perspective of the discipline of human geography. It does so in order to address the question: what is problematic about space syntax from a social scientific point of view? In this context the paper seeks to answer a second question: what is new – indeed revolutionary – about space syntax? The discussion contrasts space syntax with mainstream architectural/planning practice, with examples taken from current urban planning projects in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: University College London, 2015
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269809 (URN)
Note

Thematic edition Open syntaxes: towards new engagements with social sciences and humanities.

Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-04-14Bibliographically approved
Westin, S. & Sandstedt, E. (2014). Kollektivhus för äldre. Tidskriften PLAN (3), 19-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kollektivhus för äldre
2014 (Swedish)In: Tidskriften PLAN, ISSN 0032-0560, no 3, p. 19-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen för Samhällsplanering, 2014
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227803 (URN)
Funder
Formas, H062502006937
Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-07-01 Last updated: 2016-04-14
Westin, S. (2014). Så motverkar stadsplanering segregation: Recension av Ann Legeby Patterns of Co-Presence: Spatial Configuration and Social Segregation [Review]. Arkitektur (6), 111
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Så motverkar stadsplanering segregation: Recension av Ann Legeby Patterns of Co-Presence: Spatial Configuration and Social Segregation
2014 (Swedish)In: Arkitektur, ISSN 0004-2021, no 6, p. 111-Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Arkitektur Förlag AB, 2014
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226247 (URN)
Available from: 2014-06-13 Created: 2014-06-13 Last updated: 2016-04-14
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9435-1490

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