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Pilot study realitylab, Lindholmen, Goteborg

Reference number
Coordinator Älvstranden Utveckling AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 246 726
Project duration December 2016 - April 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The complexity of urban development today sets entirely new requirements on all involved in these processes. The conventional method simply does not work satisfactorily. The objective of the preliminary study has therefore been to explore the prerequisites for creating a new form of cooperation between state, municipality and developer, in order to handle the challenges that often arise in the later stages of an urban development process, and that could have been managed more sustainably through the interaction of several different actors in an earlier stage of the process.

Expected results and effects

The preliminary study shows that new vertical cooperation chains are required from the municipality, via county administrative board and region, to national authorities and government in order to better understand the complexity of urban development and also to understand this at all different levels. This is because the current forms of work do not really satisfy and manage to handle the complexity of urban development in central parts of Gothenburg.

Planned approach and implementation

The preliminary study is based on deep interviews with people from the county administrative board in Västra Götaland, from the city planning office in Gothenburg and from Älvstranden Utveckling, as well as on a study of the conditions of the legislation. All of this to gain a deeper understanding of the work processes in Gothenburg and the role that legislation plays and can play in the urban development process. All this knowledge has since resulted in a final report showing conclusions on different choices as well as key factors that are important to carry on in the ongoing work.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05009

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