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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2023

Municipal responsibilities in strategic housing provision planning: to accommodate, support and facilitate

Andersén, Jimmie; Berglund-Snodgrass, Lina; Högström, Ebba


Swedish municipalities are obliged to formulate housing provision policies in housing programs, as part of municipal strategic planning. This article explores how municipalities interpret this responsibility. We analyze housing provision programs by drawing from prospective responsibility and policy analysis. Our analysis shows three different prospective responsibilities in the municipality’s production of housing provision responsibility. The results show that municipalities take actions by different means, leading to ambiguities and inequalities in housing provision planning.


Strategic planning; housing provision programs; prospective responsibility; policy analysis

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Planning Practice & Research
2023, Volume: 38, number: 2, pages: 236-252

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
    SDG16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

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    Public Administration Studies

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