Renovation and participation: towards an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable Million Program?

Research project
Active research
Project size
6 636 201
Project period
2018 - 2022
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

This project analyses tenants’ participation in renovation of rental housing built in the period between 1960 and 1975 in Sweden. Previous research indicates that tenant participation has a positive effect first and foremost on social sustainability (by affecting affordability), and also to some extent on ecological sustainability, but so far no systematic comparative research has been done. More specifically our aim is to investigate if and how, tenants’participation has an impact on the way the renovation programme fulfils sustainability goals 11 of the 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Cities and Communities). The project will carry out eleven case studies in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Uppsala.


Håkan Thörn, professor, project leadar
Elena Bogdanova
Linda Soneryd
Miguel Martínez, Uppsala university
Dominika Polanska, Uppsala university