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UPPSATSER FRÅN KULTURGEOGRAFISKA INSTITUTIONEN June 2012 Public space and its role for segregation, identity and everyday life. A case study of Östbergahöjden and its square. Ivelina Bibeva Photo: Ivelina Bibeva Master's Thesis in Urban and Regional Planning, 30 credits Supervisor: Jonas R Bylund Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University www.humangeo.su.se 1 Bibeva, Ivelina (2012) Public Space and its Role for Segregation, Identity and Everyday life. A Casestudy of Östbergahöjden and its Square Master Thesis in Urban and Regional Planning 30 ECTS credits Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University Supervisor: Jonas R Bylund Language: English Abstract This master’s thesis explores the role that public space plays for triggering and fostering segregation, as well as for posing challenges to people’s everyday life and identity. It is argued that the understanding of such processes is often limited due to underestimating the function of the physical environment and the wa...