Neighbourhood unrest is gaining attention in media, politics, and academia. Anti-displacement grassroots networks are growing, and articles about displacement and displacement trauma are prevalent in the news. This development can be predominantly attributed to a sharp rise in overhaul renovations of the large housing stock from the 1950s to 1970s and the accompanying rent increases for tenants. Nonetheless, is this really a new gentrification frontier we are witnessing in Sweden or a paradigm shift to a post-gentrification housing regime? This chapter discusses these questions using the example of Kvarngardet and Granby, two Swedish neighbourhoods in Uppsala municipality, the fourth largest city in Sweden. It attempts to make an ad hoc test of gentrification for the development in Granby and Kvargardet using common methodological approaches in identifying gentrifiable, gentrifying, and gentrified neighbourhoods in the literature. Sweden has a long history of gentrification, even if the various processes have not always been denoted as gentrification.
|Title of host publication||Housing Displacement : Conceptual and Methodological Issue|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Publication date||1 Jan 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|