Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Description

Million Programme style housing in Skärholmen, a suburban district of south-west Stockholm, was built in Sweden during the 1960s as part of a nation wide effort to create one million new homes in a decade. While the project did achieve the goal of over one million new homes, it has been criticized for it’s unappealing aesthetic of massive concrete buildings, high crime rates, and racial and social segregation. Million Programme housing typically have high concentrations of immigrant residents.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Programme (accessed 14 June 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sk%C3%A4rholmen (accessed 14 June 2012)

http://www.ibf.uu.se/PERSON/jim/commers/hirise.pdf (accessed 14 June 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Housing development -- Sweeden -- Stockholm; Cities and Towns -- Sweeden -- Stockholm; Dwellings;

Country Name

Sweden

Region Name

Södermanland and Uppland

City Name

Stockholm

Keywords

Skärholmen; suburbs; subsidized housing; urban gardens; immigrants; Million Programme; high rise; modernism; planned neighborhood; new town;

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