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Mutual benefits - wise design for safety, inclusion and a city for all

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Coordinator Göteborgs kommun - Göteborgs stad Socialförvaltningen Sydväst
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 965 667
Project duration November 2021 - October 2024
Status Ongoing
Venture Social sustainability in the physical environment
Call Social sustainability in the physical environment

Purpose and goal

The overall purpose is that all groups of inhabitants in Gothenburg are included when the city is planned, grown and developed. The city of Gothenburg has different types of social housing for people with a complex problem of addiction, mental health problems and long history of exclusion. These citizens must also be included in the equality work and in urban planning. The second goal of the project is to develop and test the concept of “site collaboration” in Kallebäck. The project model will show that it is possible to prevent insecurity and increase access to public space for everyone.

Expected effects and result

The project´s expected results are that we will develop a working model for social sustainability in physical urban planning. That all residents in the city should have space for a safe and full life in the city. The project´s long-term objective is that by preventing target conflicts between the target group in the city´s housing, existing tenants, newcomers and entrepreneurs and be able to show a positive example that should be applicable in other urban areas. The effect will be a well-functioning city without which includes all Gothenburgers as full-fledged inhabitants of the city.

Planned approach and implementation

During the project, different stakeholders will participate in the work on the site development to bring in different perspectives on our case. To resolve goal conflicts, they first must be made visible. This approach is based on recurring innovation labs with all actors involved; public actors, users, tenants, property owners, private sector, academia and civil society. The project manager together with the project coordinator formulates questions and analyzes the results from the lab and proposes a working model.

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Last updated 11 November 2021

Reference number 2021-02840

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