This paper deals with the Stockholm construction and residential development. When the Stockholm Alliance parties announced that it wants to meet the housing shortage in the county by building 140,000 new homes by the end of 2030 - what will that mean for the city's identity and character? More interesting is how these plans cope with the increasingly public opinion. This has made me curious about the very active ongoing debate about how the future Stockholm should be built. Choosing four out of these loud networks (for and against) led me to an intensive debate on how Stockholm should remain as beautiful in the future as it is now. How the politicians in charge should avoid making the same historic mistakes by building ugly function separated modernist suburbs as well as demolishing of the Klara district in the middle of the city, one of the most vibrant and densely populated area in Stockholm. Most of the groups, despite their differences have the same visions on how to repair the functionalistic wounds made in the 60s and 70s. Even the city recognizes the aesthetic slip and urban sprawl and now wants to mitigate the damage, but how? The network groups can agree on one preferable thing. The return to Stockholm’s golden era, pre modernist times, with block structured neighborhoods, classicist architecture and densification. These are the most popular and desirable areas in town and this is what most people would see more of, but building companies and architects are not interested in building pastisches, nor are they interested in building for those in need of apartments: young people and students. So, this paper also deals with those problems and how to overcome them. My end result is, based on these network’s criteria – is there any new neighborhood they could agree upon?
Keywords: Urbanism, Jane Jacobs, Modernism, Post modernism, City planning, Sprawl, YIMBY, Jagvillhabostad.nu, Charles Jencks, Stockholm skyline, Samfundet S:t Erik, densification, Ola Andersson
2014. , 34 p.