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The Södertörn model - World class urban development

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Coordinator Kungliga tekniska högskolan - Institutionen för mark- och vattenteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2013 - February 2014
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

The Södertörn model is a collaborative project for sustainable urban development designed to work with, not for, the individual creating innovation and green growth on the basis of citizens´ needs and preferences - a new form of sustainable demand. The goal of The Södertörn Model is to develop forms of collaboration for exchanging knowledge & experience between public & private stakeholders as well as academia for sustainable urban development based on the needs of citizens . The Initiation project has resulted in a number of test beds in Södertörn ready to test new innovative solutions.

Results and expected effects

The Södertörn model has identified a number of key challenges where stakeholders commonly have a need for new forms of cooperation to achieve sustainable urban development. During the initiation project the consortium expanded through an open working process that balanced project management and stakeholder involvement. We have managed to achieve the goals the initiation project targeted both in terms of completion of strategic analysis and identification of local conditions and test beds.

Approach and implementation

The Södertörn model is a collaborative project with a large number of stakeholders from various segments of the construction sector. Our aim is for these stakeholders to jointly develop new, innovative solutions to the challenges that characterize Södertörn. During the project, we have identified and formalized a number of key challenges thanks to the involvement of stakeholders. Through workshops and recurring project meetings, we succeeded in identifying and selecting a number of important test beds for future collaborative projects in which we jointly continue the work.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2013-00816

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