The main conclusion of this article is that we in many respects can observe new tendencies in the development of Stockholm from the 1970s and on. The population growth rate has for instance been high compared to other Swedish cities, and that was not the case previously. Economic and other activities have been concentrated to the inner city, which consequently has been the most dynamic part of the entire metropolitan region. Social segregation has increased and also got an ethnical dimension. One basic factor behind these new traits is supposed to be the turn from industrialism to post-industrialism.

Stockholm, metropolis, population growth, post-industrialism
European Science Foundation
The European Metropolis 1920-2000
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Nilsson, L. (2003). New Forms of Metropolitan Developments: Stockholm in the 20-th century. In The European Metropolis 1920-2000. Retrieved from