The Planning Process in Sweden: current debate and reform proposals
2015 (English)In: Kart og Plan, ISSN 0047-3278, Vol. 75, 249-254 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The housing shortage in the Swedish growth regions, generally believed to originate from limited construction of new housing and the rent regulation, is deemed to be the largest threat to continued economic growth in Sweden, and leads to an unsatisfactory welfare level of many citizens. The center-right government of 2010–2014 emphasized reform of the town planning process as the major means to overcome the housing shortage. The new red-green government has continued reform on their agenda, but to date no concrete reform proposals have been put forward. The article outlines the problems related to municipal housing strategies, the town planning process and municipal land allocation and the reforms that have been implemented or are being investigated. Lastly, possible future town planning reform is discussed in light of recent political development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 75, 249-254 p.
Public Administration Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-179406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-179406DiVA: diva2:882943
QC 201512162015-12-162015-12-162015-12-16Bibliographically approved