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Segregation and investments in vulnerable areas

In the project, safety and segregation are analyzed using register data and property owners' customer satisfaction surveys. The focus is on the housing stock owned by and the investments made by the property owners within Framtiden in Gothenburg. The project is a doctoral project. At the national level, segregation data from Delmos work are analyze

In order to reverse the development in vulnerable areas and to reduce segregation in society in Sweden, several major investments are now being made by both authorities and municipal property owners. This project will research and follow the Framtiden Group's major investment in vulnerable areas in Gothenburg. The Framtiden Group is Sweden's largest group of property owners, so their investment will be an important example for other municipal property owners in Sweden.

This project includes a PhD position. The doctoral student will focus on segregation problems and the development in Sweden's vulnerable areas. The Framtiden Group's investment will serve as a case study for the research. The project will generate greater contributions to the empirical, theoretical and practical state of knowledge as well as to policy development in the area of ​​segregation:

  1. Evaluation of the development in Gothenburg's vulnerable areas partly in relation to the investments of the Framtiden group, partly through parallel analyzes of migration patterns among the residents. Within segregation research, there have been few studies that capture both of these processes (movements to and from areas, and changes in/within the areas per se), and no studies have been conducted with such an extensive and detailed dataset.
  2. Analysis of residents' perceived security and area attractiveness using customer satisfaction surveys (conducted by the Framtiden Group), which include question on security issues. These provide a more comprehensive basis than other safety surveys carried out in Sweden. The customer satisfaction surveys have then been matched with register data on the entire Swedish building stock in multi-family buildings.
  3. The goal is to contribute to showing which methods to reduce segregation that work and which do not with the support of extensive empirical evidence and analysis combined with in-depth theoretical understanding of segregation processes and area development. This also includes discussion of the importance of specific conditions and factors in the local context.
  4. Finally, analyzes must be made of synergies between investments and ventures by municipal real estate companies and other Swedish authorities.

The project will also build on previous contacts with Swedish authorities from the previous doctoral projects. Project results will thereby also be useful for authorities such as the Boverket, the Ministry of Finance and the National Audit Office, to which the project


Project name

Analyses of segregation and safety




Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project

RISE coordinates and executes. The PhD student will be academically affiliated with Malmö University

Project start


At until 2027, can be extended until 2030

Total budget

6 MSEK - 2 MSEK from Framtiden and 4 MSEK from Smart Built

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

1. No poverty
5. Gender equality
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
Mikael Mangold

Contact person

Mikael Mangold


+46 70 297 97 78

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