For whom is the city built? A study of goal conflicts, migration patterns and living conditions in the densified city
This study analyses how the housing market, with rising socio-economic segregation, is affected by municipal policy to use urban development to foster social sustainability and equality. The focus on Gothenburg is motivated by the city’s implementation of an exceptionally vigorous housing construction programme. The plans contain overarching objectives to use urban development to both strengthen the city’s economic competitiveness and to foster equality. International research has shown there is tension between these two objectives and in this study we will analyse how potential goal conflicts are managed locally and what consequences the prioritisations have for the design of city districts, the living conditions of current residents and social stratification of the city as a whole.