Housing construction in the market periphery

The housing markets in the Nordic countries differ regarding available tenure forms and financing systems, and there is potential for Nordic learning on housing policy.

This project examines housing policies and planning strategies oriented to the “housing market periphery” in the Nordic countries, i.e. housing for students, elderly, newly arrived immigrants etc. Why is it so costly to build new housing in Nordic cities? Are there examples from Nordic cities of innovative affordable housing initiatives or alternative new housing solutions that could be scaled-up? Can we learn from each other? With the help of national experts, the aim of this project is to describe the “market peripheries” in the Nordic countries and pinpoint measures and tools to strengthen the positions of the groups in the housing market periphery. The focus is primarily on the governance and financing of new housing.