Dilemmas associated with tenant participation in renovation of housing in marginalized areas may lead to system change
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

This article presents the results of an investigation, conducted in Sweden, of how inviting tenants to participate in renovation of large-scale housing in marginalized areas can lead to increased tenant power over renovation. The results show that the “Consultation model for renovation” employed, which was developed by the Union of Tenants, gives more power to tenants than previous models used in Sweden, although certain dilemmas exist that seem to be hard to overcome. The article concludes by discussing the role of “consultation models”. It suggests that it would be very interesting if such models not only aimed to give tenants power over renovation—within the framework housing companies are prepared to offer at the time—but also contributed to challenging practices and played a role in system change.

system change

espoused theory

large-scale housing


tenant power

black box

double- and triple-loop learning


new consultation model



Jenny Stenberg

Forskning - Arkitekturens teori och metod

Cogent Social Sciences

23311886 (eISSN)

Vol. 4 1 1-22


Tvärvetenskapliga studier


Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap



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