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What are the environmental effects on the selective migration of long-term residents in Swedish and Danish affordable housing areas?

Research Student: Süheyla Türk

Duration: 2014 - 2018

Supervisor: Guy Baeten

Assistant supervisor: Henrik Gutzon Larsen

Human Ecology
A view from the case areas in Sweden and Denmark

In this research, environmental effects, which cause citizens to leave their neighbourhoods after they have improved their socio-economic conditions.will be analysed by focusing on Nordic countries’ welfare states in national and local levels. Access to affordable housing is national level, and tenure distribution, residents’ interaction and neighbourhood satisfaction are  local level by  analysing two case areas.  It will be  concentrated  on the local level by  examining the form of tenure and mixed-tenure housing policies in the case areas.

The aim of the study is to examine the environmental effects from national level to individual level (housing policy, socio-economic mix policy, area-based policy,  tenure form distribution, income, employment, social interaction, usage of green spaces, recreation areas and public facilities) on selective migrants in long term residence in Swedish and Danish affordable housing areas by examining whether or not they are satisfied with living there.

The research hypothesis is that a socio-economic mix policy, area-based policy, tenure form distribution, income, and employment are not enough to build socially strong communities in affordable housing areas. Social interaction, usage of green spaces, recreation areas and public facilities are important determinants of neighbourhood satisfaction there.