Welcome to Uppsala and Uppsala University! Uppsala is one of Sweden’s more rapidly growing cities with 215,000 residents, and it constitutes an exemplary context for studying the processes identified in the conference theme.
It is a city that is absorbing in-migration from the Swedish countryside and from abroad. It has an acute and pressing shortage of affordable housing; is seeing a sustained, ecologically and economically motivated push to concentrate population closer to the urban center; and is troubled by increasing segregation on the basis of ethnicity and socio-economic position. Uppsala and its surroundings thus offer suitable settings for field trips in line with the conference theme and of interest to housing researchers in other respects.
Stockholm is a roughly 40 minute train ride away for those who would like to sightsee there in connection with their participation in the ENHR conference. Trains to Stockholm main station leave Uppsala once an hour or more almost around the clock.
The city of Uppsala has a rich history, with a significant position in the political, religious and academic life of Sweden extending back to the time of the Vikings.
Uppsala has a compact city centre, and most of the hotels are within walking distance from the train and bus stations and the conference venues. Among the historical sights you will find Uppsala Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia, and the University museum Gustavianum with its famous Anatomical Theatre.
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. It is a sparsely populated country, characterised by its long coastline, extensive forests and numerous lakes.
Sweden experiences extreme contrasts between its long summer days and equally long winter nights. In the summer, the sun stays in the sky around the clock in the parts of Sweden north of the Arctic Circle, but even as far south as Stockholm (59°N) the June nights have only a few hours of semi-darkness.