Ulrika Åkerlund

Ulrika Åkerlund
Karlstads Universitet · Department of Geography, Media and Communication

PhD

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March 2017 - present
Karlstads Universitet
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2015 - December 2016
Umeå University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2014 - December 2014
University of Eastern Finland
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (17)
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Even though urbanisation is the prevailing trend in modern societies, the net migration balance of Sweden’s largest cities has been negative for the past few years, and overrepresented among these migrants are families with young children. The stories of counterurbanisation have often relied on rather stereotypical representations of unsustainable...
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(Swedish) Turism är en näring som är i behov av planering på samma sätt som andra ekonomiska verksamheter. Den största delen av turistisk aktivitet sker i stadsmiljöer, men speciellt fokus ligger här på turistsektorns koppling itll landsbygd och miljöer utanför storstadsområdena. Kapitlet undersöker turistnäringens aktörer, planeringens villkor och...
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In this article, we explore governance structures of the recreational landscape of Kvarken Archipelago in Western Finland, an area where shore displacement occurs due to land rise and emergent (pristine) land is continuously created. Traditionally a production landscape, of fishing and small-scale agriculture, the recreational value of the archipe...
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Similar to other northern peripheries, remote, and sparsely populated areas (SPAs) in Sweden’s far north have been confronted with decreasing populations and economic stagnation, forcing local governments to more actively engage in strategies for attracting and retaining populations. This exploratory community case study considers rural place-marke...
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In affluent societies, an active choice of lifestyle is increasingly becoming an option. With increased possibilities for mobility, opportunities to lead a good life can be accessed across global space. However, lifestyle management is largely directed and constrained by structural frameworks, and movers have to allocate resources and experience in...
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In recent decades, mobility researchers have paid increasing attention to the flows of relatively privileged individuals whose mobility practices are largely understood to be lifestyle-motivated, consumption-led and tourism-induced (e.g. Benson, M., & O'Reilly, K. (Eds.). (2009). Lifestyle migration: Expectations, aspirations and experiences. Surre...
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The migration industry has been described as “institutionalised networks with complex profit and loss accounts, including a set of institutions, agents, and individuals, each of which stands to make a commercial gain” (Salt and Stein 1997, 468). It has been primarily applied to labour and economic migration and, so far, its application to Lifestyle...
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Healthy living environments and housing conditions are important foci of Nordic health and welfare policies. However, policies and research on living conditions have mostly explored people’s permanent living environments, adhering to thinking about health in terms of fixity in place. What has not been acknowledged is that a considerable amount of N...
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Pitkänen, K. Hiltunen, M., Adamiak, C., Furman, E., Hall, C.M., Hannonen, O., Kietäväinen, A., Paloniemi, R., Rinne, J., Strandell, A., Tuulentie, S., Vepsäläinen, M. & Åkelund, U. Kesämökkeily on osa suomalaista elämämtapaa ja kulttuuriperintöä. Lähes jokaisella on omakohtaisia kokemuksia lomanvietosta mökillä. On arvioitu, että yli puolet suomal...
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Second home mobility is a complex phenomenon linked to tourism, migration, housing and wider human mobilities. This complexity is reflected in governance structures; second homes are governed on multiple levels from the local to the supranational, and within different policy frameworks that are not necessarily in line with each other. Furthermore,...
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The mobility to second homes, sometimes referred to as residential tourism, can be conceptually framed within the emerging concept of lifestyle mobilities. Although related, it differs from tourism in that it refers to relatively permanent movement which entails the intention and material efforts to create a home and a living in the destination con...
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In the search for ‘the good life,’ moving to warmer destinations is a growing trend among affluent individuals from the northern parts of Europe and North America. Induced by quality-of-life drivers, property acquisition is an integral part of this search. Property acquisition behavior has earlier been conceptualized in various models of consumer b...
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Buying property abroad is not a new phenomenon, but academic research into the complexities of international property mediation is underdeveloped. This paper adopts a wide perspective on lifestyle-driven mobilities, including the semi-permanent relocation of Swedes to warmer destinations in the Mediterranean and other regions, and explores the func...
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Regional competitiveness has become a truism for many places today. In line with this “competitive discourse”, planners in Umeå, Northern Sweden, are seeking to create a “sticky” place where capital and people are attracted by enhancing the cultural sector through the hosting of events. By implementing the bid for the title of European Capital of C...
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Regional competitiveness has become a truism for many places today. In line with this 'competitive discourse', strategic planners in Umeå, Northern Sweden, are seeking to create a 'sticky' place where capital and people are attracted by enhancing the cultural sector through the hosting of tourism hallmark events. By implementing the bid for the tit...

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