The Sharing of Open Space Management - Joint use of Resources when Cities are Densified

Reference number
Coordinator Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet - Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration April 2017 - January 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2017 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The densification in cities requires more efficient use of available areas. We will develop the management of the city´s common areas and investments so that we get more of our resources - co-manage and co use. We work with the outdoor environment, where the benefits of co using and co-managing are obvious. Our solution is that the municipality initiates co use and co management in connection with densification projects, while land and property owners meet to plan changes anyway. In this step, the foundation has been laid for developing a process of co use and co management.

Expected results and effects

When we have finished Step 3, many of the managers in the larger cities will manage the outdoor environments with coordinated and shared resources, more functions will be available on the same area, ecosystem services will be improved and as well as the use of urban outdoor environments. The working methodology is the central result of the project and a first model has been developed in step 1 and will be applied in step 2, further developed in step 3 and introduced out in other cities. An important effect of co-use and co-management is to enable sharing and in the long run to enable densification.

Planned approach and implementation

In this project, we have initiated cooperation with property managers, cemeteries, real estate, parks, etc. to find ways to overcome obstacles and develop forms of co-use and co management. In the Step 1 project we have worked to create the conditions for pilot projects. A first draft working methodology for initiating and establishing co use and co management has been developed. Surveys have been conducted aiming for different managers in order to gain their views on co management; a literature study and a market analysis have also been conducted.

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