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Process model for open and accessible sustainable cities

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Coordinator KIRUNA KOMMUN - Stadsbyggnadsförvaltningen - Kiruna kommun
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration December 2017 - September 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The overall project objective was to provide accessible, open and inclusive cities based on the current Kiruna city transformation. This has been achieved by developing methods and principles that ensure an inclusive approach to design of the city. The project´s target group has primarily been the people who lead, plan, project and construct the city, but also others concerned with urban development and inclusive design.

Expected results and effects

The expected results in form of graphic material of methods and principles ensure a broadened approach to inclusive design in urban development are considered to be met. Expected effects are that the described methods and principles of social sustainability and inclusiveness in terms of safe, useful, inclusive, attractive and well-being, better meet specific needs for people with different abilities, experiences and backgrounds. It also requires a conscious planning that ensures that good intentions reach through to implementation.

Planned approach and implementation

Work Package 1 included mapping of accessibility aspects in current planning processes. Work package 2 included comprehensive mapping of methods and techniques for developing an inclusive city, including design methods and norm critical analysis methods as well as analysis and compilation of work. Work Package 3 included the development of methods and principles for inclusive design of the city, as well as graphic material. Work Package 4 included communication with stakeholders as well as completion of project documentation.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2017-04832

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