Spatial Justice in the 21st Century Urban-Rural Land Regime: Revisiting Allmänningar and Stråk

  • Pinder, David (Projektdeltager)
  • Grundström, Karin (Projektleder)
  • Parker, Peter (Projektdeltager)
  • Larsson, Anders (Projektdeltager)
  • Wendt, Cecilia (Projektdeltager)
  • Grander, Martin (Projektdeltager)

Projekter: ProjektForskning



The aim of this project is to investigate spatial justice by analysing usage and planning of public spaces that connect urban-rural environments and socio-economic different neighbourhoods in the post-industrial landscape. The goal of the project is, first, to identify historical commons and pathways in order to support the cultural and environmental heritage in future planning, and to conceptualise the meaning of allmänning [commons] and stråk [pathways] in relation to international debates on spatial justice and commoning. Second, the goal is to map and develop a comprehensive overview of key commons and pathways and analyse their location in relation to existing patterns of social, ethnic and geographical polarization. Third, the goal is to analyse users’ appropriations of space and their movement patterns. That includes through developing methods involving walking and critical or counter cartographies.

The project is funded by Formas, the Swedish research council for sustainable development, and it focuses geographically on Malmö, Lund and Staffanstorp. The project is based at Malmö University (Urban Studies) and involves a core group of urban and planning researchers from Malmö and Roskilde Universities, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Alnarp, in addition to an independent artist (Cecilia Wendt). An international reference group further brings researchers, artists and practitioners from Italy, UK and the United States.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/202030/11/2023