Residential movements in connection to renovation of rented multi-residential housing: A pilot study
Paper in proceeding, 2019

Residential movement and displacement as an effect of renovation has earned attention and also affected renovation practices in Sweden. While statistical studies have linked deep renovation to residential movement and displacement, there are no recent studies that investigate why people move or remain in housing areas that are renovated, and if and how the relocation is determined by the renovation. A pilot study was initiated as a means to develop a methodology to study residential movement in connection to renovation. In this paper, methodological considerations are discussed based on 31 interviews (face-to-face and telephone) with movers related to 34 municipally owned rented housing areas about to undergo renovation, as well results from a questionnaire sent to two finalised renovation projects (N=113). So far, the pilot study indicate that few relocations can be linked to the up-coming or finalised renovation in the studies cases. The questionnaire that was sent out to remaining tenants had a low response rate of 29%, and the efficiency of using questionnaires is discussed.


Paula Femenias

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Lina Jonsdotter

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

J. Forsemalm

Radar Arkitektur Och Planering

E. Punzi

University of Gothenburg

E. Bogdanova

University of Gothenburg

Charlotta Thodelius

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Kaj Granath

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

17551307 (ISSN) 17551315 (eISSN)

Vol. 297 1 012044

Sustainable Built Environment Conference, SBE 2019
Helsinki, Finland,

Consencus in energy renovation: The tenant in focus

Centre for Management of the Built Environment (CMB), 2019-11-13 -- 2020-06-30.

Swedish Energy Agency (49592-1), 2019-11-13 -- 2020-06-30.

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