• Majken Primdal Bengtson
  • Berit Elleby
This thesis seeks to clarify differences and similarities between gated communities and cohousing communities. This temps to identify why cohousing as a type of accommodation is accepted in Denmark when gated community as an accommodation type is opposed against. To examine this, the following methods are used: document analysis, interview and observation. The differences and similarities are examined in relation to the theoretical concepts community, safety, physical and symbolic barriers as well as physical planning. The concepts are also used to examine which consequences the two phenomena have on the society, and whether they add to the increasing social segregation in Denmark.
Throughout the thesis, it is found that gated communities and cohousing communi-ties are difficult to define which is making it difficult to draw specific conclusions. Though, it can be concluded that cohousing communities include some of the same consequences as gated communities in relation to appear excluding towards the society, and thereby add to the social segregation. In addition to this, the thesis indicates that the physical barriers, which gated communities represent, are significant to why gated communities meets resistance and lacks accept in Denmark.
SpecialisationUrban Planning and Management
Publication date1 Jun 2017
Number of pages102
ID: 258818902