Sister networks in Sweden:

Newly Arrived Architects in Göteborg In Göteborg, a crew of naais people are arranging språkcafés for newly arrived persons within the planning/building sector. We recommend! Check it out!


Materials for newly arrived architects:

English: ETTELVAs guide for newly arrived architects

Swedish: ETTELVAs guide för nyanlända arkitekter Architecture office ETTELVA created a guide for newly arrived architects. It is based on experiences from their own staff who experiences what it means to start working with these issues as new in Sweden. It contains some tips on how to get by. How naais! Check it out!

Skanska's Construction Dictionary building company Skanska created this dictionary in English - Swedish - Arabic for their newly arrived staff. Very useful! 


Key sites for working with urban development in Sweden:

PBL kunskapsbanken på svenska anyone working within architecture / designed environment / physical planning needs this site every now and then (or all the time). It's the official site for anything within the Swedish Planning and Building Act. In Swedish "Plan- och Bygglagen" (PBL). 

PBL på engelska same as above, but in English.

Glossary PBL svenska/engelska and here is a helpful glossary with the official translations between English and Swedish for important terms within the PBL.

Boverket this is the Swedish Board on Housing and Building. Here you find important reports, updates about PBL etc. 


Unions and associations:

Sveriges Arkitekter for architects

Föreningen för samhällsplanering for planners


Sites for seeking job:

Arbetsförmedlingen this is the Swedish public employment agency

Linkedin this is global

Offentliga jobb this site collects jobs within the public organisations/authorities in Sweden


Companies working with recruitment:

A-direkt for architects

Novare Potential for companies that want to recruit newly arrived persons