A critical exploration of smart housing from an intersectional perspective

2019 - 2021

Segregation, housing inequality and a growing need for affordable housing are major challenges both in Sweden and abroad. Meanwhile, private actors, often global conglomerates, offer smart technical solutions that not only promise to tackle the housing shortage but also improve housing equality, housing sustainability and citizen engagement. When social questions regarding housing are driven by digital global companies, it becomes important to critically scrutinise their promises.

The project investigates the consequences of the shift towards smart urban development through a critical analysis of its limits and possibilities to handle ethnic diversity and equality, based on case studies in Toronto, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Collaborator: Maja de Neergaard (Aalborg University)

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