Workshop- Norra Sorgenfri planned, populated and problematised: the role of social sustainability in urban renewal.
Last Friday, December 2, 35 people from planning, academia, tenants and others met in a workshop to talk about the transformation, outcomes and visions of the Norra Sorgenfri area in Malmö.
The workshop was part of the FORMAS project Norra Sorgenfri planned, populated and problematised: the role of social sustainability in urban renewal.
The transformation of Norra Sorgenfri has been going on for just over 15 years, and the focus of the research project is primarily on what social sustainability has meant or can mean. But also focuses on the role of culture and the position of art in planning. Issues of mobility and integration are also central to the analysis. Another important area of focus is how political visions interact with other actors’ visions for the district, as well as the challenges that result from working with a district that for so long has been shaped by its industrial and partly post-industrial history, where many different groups have been active and where a number of property owners own the ground.
The researchers in the project are Guy Baeten (Urban Studies, Malmö University), Erik Jönsson (Human Geography, Uppsala University), Carina Listerborn (Urban Studies, Malmö University), Johan Pries (Human Geography Lund University, with a background in history), Mattias Qviström (Landscape Architecture, Swedish University of Agriculture) and Burcu Yigit Turan (Landscape Architecture, Swedish University of Agriculture).
The workshop was carried out in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (ISU) at Storm.