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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030108.

Post-War Evolution of Housing Context——a Comparative Study of Public Housing in Stockholm and Beijing


Xiaoye Liao

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Xiaoye Liao

School of Urban Planning and Design, Peking University, Shenzhen, China
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Sweden is a global model for a “middle way” between capitalism and socialism, which shows similarity with Chinese institution more than other western countries. Therefore comparisons of housing context between the two countries would contribute to better understanding of the development path of them as well as foresee the future constraints and opportunities in term of sustainable housing development. This paper compares Stockholm and Beijing’s evolution of housing context, and comes to the conclusion that although the two cities show many similar perspectives in term of housing context, the evolution process as well as the inner cause is quite different.


Public housing, Evolution, Sustainability, Stockholm, Beijing

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Xiaoye Liao. Post-War Evolution of Housing Context——a Comparative Study of Public Housing in Stockholm and Beijing. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 1: 69-80. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030108.


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