10 SEPT 2016 / ADAPT
Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing Strategies in Oslo
August 5, 2016
On the 10th of September, in a public event, representatives from the public sector, public institutions, private companies, academy and cooperatives will discuss the correlation between ethnic segregation and the housing system, exploring different trajectories of immigrants’ adaption strategies to the housing market. As the Oslo’s non-native population continues to grow both in size and proportion—according to projections by 2030, immigrants and their descendants will constitute the 50 percent of its population—it remains to be seen how Oslo will evolve.
So when the city claims to be a city “for all” – what does that entail? The pressing need for more housing, and the increasing tendency for ethnic divisions recalling traditional tensions between the city’s east and west sides, pose significant challenges. The event will focus on what are the barriers that impede immigrants to settle and integrate? What characterizes settlement patterns of different immigrant groups in Oslo? How to create inclusive housing stock that last over time? What could be the role of public sector in this? What are other actors who should be involved and activate to respond to these issues?