Gentrification in Hjorthagen-Stockholm Royal Seaport: A detailed study on the areas changes and future
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gentrifiering i Hjorthagen-Norra Djurgårdsstaden : En detaljerad studie över områdets förvandling och framtid (Swedish)
The purpose of this study is to explore the history and transformation of the former works and current residential area Hjorthagen in Stockholm with a classical gentrification perspective. I also examine the on-going brownfield redevelopment project Stockholm Royal Seaport, which partly surrounds Hjorthagen, with a new-build gentrification perspective. Through quantitative and qualitative methods and material I answer (1) how and why Hjorthagen has experienced gentrification, (2) if Stockholm Royal seaport can be characterised as new-build gentrification and finally (3) the pros and cons of gentrification are complied for the new area Hjorthagen-Stockholm Royal Seaport. Increased income levels, housing prices and loss of tenement housing etcetera confirm classical gentrification, further gentrification is confirmed by the existence of new-build gentrification. The study presents both positive and negative impacts for Hjorthagen-Stockholm Royal Seaport and the conclusion furthermore states that ones attitude towards the process at hand depends on which side of gentrification you stand.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 57 p.
Gentrification, Brownfield redevelopment, New-Build Gentrification, Hjorthagen-Stockholm Royal Seaport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-91153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-91153DiVA: diva2:631465
2013-06-14, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)