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The Right to Suburban Space

Tampere University
Area of focusSociety

The Right to Suburban Space: Public Spaces, Margins and Meanings in the Everyday Life of the Suburb

The Right to Suburban Space research project explores:

  • the possibilities and restrictions created by physical and social suburban spaces;
  • the processes that create suburban margins;
  • the production of suburban meanings and belonging;
  • the actions and practices of urban politics and planning to advance suburban neighborhoods.

The project will produce conceptual openings and new knowledge about the current state, development and segregation of suburbs. The project will advance suburban awareness and socially sustainable city.

Qualitative research material will be gathered from three Finnish neighbourhoods: Varissuo (Turku), Kontula (Helsinki) and Vuosaari (Helsinki).

The project is lead by Associate Professor Päivi Rannila.

Funding source

Lähiöohjelma 2020-2022, Ministry of Environment