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The Öresund Urban Social Atlas presents research that maps and analyses the social dimensions of the city. Research focuses on the relation between people and the built environment, and on the urban spaces that hold and shape our daily lives. The aim of the Atlas is to disseminate this research and make it accessible to a broad audience, and, through research, to contribute to potential solutions to urban, social problems.

Geographically, the Atlas covers the Danish-Swedish Öresund Region. Comparative studies with other cities, regions, or countries are welcome.

The Öresund Urban Social Atlas is open to many different kinds of urban social research questions as well as different kinds of research initiatives and mapping practices. We welcome research on current challenges and problems related to the social dimensions of the city. Research topics can include housing inequality, climate change, segregation, transportation infrastructure, mobility, urban green areas, urban planning, and public space usage. We also welcome research initiatives and forms of investigation from fields such as architecture, design, ethnography, physical planning, geography, the arts, and the social sciences. The Atlas includes many different kinds of mapping practices and maps, from mental maps, historical maps, and narrative cartography to counter- or radical mapping and critical GIS.

Editorial team

The editorial team consists of researchers from Malmö and Roskilde university, architects and artists.  

Karin Grundström
David Pinder
Hoai Anh Tran
Peter Parker
Martin Grander
Elise Aldén
Mathilda Rosengren
Cecilia Wendt



Global Network of Social Atlases

The Atlas Global Network is a collaboration platform for independent projects that map and analyse social structures, processes, and practices in different cities across the globe. The Atlas Global Network comprises a range of research initiatives and approaches to investigating the social dimensions of the city. This collaborative effort is a way of raising visibility for urban issues and putting the city and its social dimensions onto political and social agendas.