Transnational Financialization: Understanding Uneven Urban Development Across Borders


The purpose of this pilot project is to explore how uneven urban development can be understood across borders. It departs from the premise that as large investors are operating internationally, it has become inapt to tackle issues of housing affordability, inequality and gentrification only within one urban setting. The first case study engages with Stockholm’s Husby neighborhood where tenants in private rental have been subjected to rapid ownership transfers and confronted with challenges regarding housing conditions, communications with the landlord and an overall increase of housing precarity. Ultimately, our goal is to expand the research comparatively  to identify common patterns and variegated processes by including case studies from other regions in Sweden and Europe.