Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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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.

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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


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