Housing policy rests on doubtful foundations – Who will live in all the expensive new homes?

The Swedish National Board of Housing (Boverket) predicts that 700,000 new homes will need to be built over the next ten years to reduce the housing shortage. But the question is: Who will live in these 700,000 new homes? The forecast is a short-term one and urban planning today is based on unrealistic assumptions.

Seminar in Almedalen with IVA's project Good Cities of the Future.

Donnersgatan 6, Visby
Monday, 3 July, 2017 10:30 - 11:30

It will soon be hard to find buyers and tenants who can afford to pay for new homes. People without a home rarely have large financial margins. We cannot, therefore, build our way out of the housing shortage. Mobility in the housing market needs to increase, and to ensure the long-term development of society the analysis needs to be focused on a fact-based basis for decision-making. We need realistic forecasts – at both the municipal and national level.

Participants: Jonas Nygren, head of the Swedish Union of Tenants, Mikael Söderlund, CEO Sthlm Urban Advisors and Anna Bertilsson, Director City Planning Office, Linköping Municipality.


We do not accept reservations for our seminars in Almedalen. Arrive early for a good seat.


Contact information

Staffan Eriksson
Director Technology in Society
Phone +46 8-791 29 53

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