Toward Inclusive Cities: Exploring Migrant Participation in Swedish Urban Planning

Last changed: 24 May 2023
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Nihal Shehata, Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation – Master’s programme


My thesis examines potential discrepancies between the theoretical ideals of social inclusion and public participation and their implementation in urban planning practices in Stockholm through the lens of the right-to-the-city concept. I employ a single case study method on the Hagsätra-Rågsved development project in one of the suburbs of Stockholm. I argue for revising participatory methods to ensure migrant inclusion in planning. The practice of participation can contribute to strengthening the sense of belonging to the city and in turn improve integration.


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