Tensta, Sweden, Europe
Year1965latitude: 59° 23'
longitude: 17° 54'
Initiator(s)National government
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Swedish
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants17,083 (2022)
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.tenstakonsthall.se/?en
Town related links

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: https://ortenrunt.se/tens ta/

source: https://ortenrunt.se/tens ta/

Between 1965 and 1972, new suburbs were constructed around Stockholm to alleviate the overflow, amongst them was Tensta. Initially it was designed for middle-class Swedes, however, due to unsatisfactory transport links and unattractive architecture/infrastructure Tensta failed to attract people at first. As a result low income earners such as immigrants settled in the area. Once people had the means, they generally left Tensta for more desirable areas. This earned Tensta the title of being a “transitional location”. But overtime Tensta grew to be a place for residents to stay long-term.

In 1997, Tensta amalgamated with Spånga, an affluent area with a majority Swedish population. Tensta’s diverse population and low income levels translated to the two continuing to segregate in reality.

Tensta has been in the news for several incidences of violence in recent years. Many Swedes note Tensta as one of the most dangerous areas of Sweden. Despite this, locals are still proud of their hometown.

source: https://www.interpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014_10_20_Swe_Voices_From_Tensta.pdf

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