Janne Margrethe Karlsson

PhD student at Department of Human Geography

Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My research is in the field of housing studies and focuses on the socio-economic consequences of rental housing renovation in Sweden (see under Biografi for more information).

Currently I'm doing field work on Uppsala housing market and working on my theroretical framework. My research is scheduled to be completed in 2017. You can contact me on my e-mail: janne.margrethe.karlsson@kultgeog.uu.se



The renovation of rental housing in Sweden has become an active debate during the last couple of years; especially because the housing built during the record building years of 1965-1975 is in need of renovation to present day housing standard. This creates an opportunity for a contemporary investigation about the underlying issues and their spatial and social implications in the city. The aim of my research is therefore to analyze the socio-economic consequences of renovation in rental housing in the light of recent political and economic developments to illustrate the complexity of the processes and issues involved. As such I will explore the relevant issues from several different angles in order to offer an even-handed perspective.

My supervisors are associate professor Brett Christophers at the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University and researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research and associate professor Susanne Stenbacka at the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University.

Brett Christophers: http://katalog.uu.se/empInfo?id=N8-1036

Susanne Stenbacka: http://katalog.uu.se/empInfo?id=N94-1890

Janne Margrethe Karlsson