Land use and Residential Patterns in a Small City During Industrialization: Uppsala 1880-1900
joint with Martin Söderhäll, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University.
In the project we explore the dynamics of land use, residential patterns and class segregation in Uppsala during the late 19th century using georeferenced data at the level of individual housing blocks. A preliminary finding is that the expansion of business activity close to the transportation hubs pushed lower-class households further away from the central district. However, there was no increase in measured class segregation. In the future we intend to extend the analysis in time and to include more cities, allowing for a comparison across different economic and geographical contexts.