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Social Sustainability in Spatial Planning – A Knowledge Overview

There is a lack of knowledge on what social sustainability means in Swedish spatial planning. This knowledge overview gathered a large number of Swedish public sector organisations on municipal, regional and national level in order to develop knowledge and practical examples on the subject.

Spatial planning can potentially be a way towards a more sustainable Sweden. However, there is a lack of knowledge on what social sustainability means in Swedish spatial planning. The goal and aim with this project was to 1) bring forward a number of principles and definitions on what social sustainability in spatial planning is, 2) give examples on what social sustainability in spatial planning is in practice, and 3) identify a number of knowledge gaps emphasized by both researchers and practitioneers. As part of this work, a number of Swedish public sector organisations on municipal, regional and national level gathered in order to get a better understanding of recent research, practical examples and knowledge gaps. A report in the form of a knowledge overview was developed and a number of seminars and workshops where arranged.

The project resulted in a number of public presentations, a follow-up project (Social Innovation in Spatial Planning) and a knowledge network by the name of Social Sustainability in Transport Planning

Summary

Project name

Socially Sustainable Spatial Planning

Status

Completed

Region

Region Skåne, Region Stockholm, Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project

One of three organisations that carried out the work

Project start

Duration

October 2016 to September 2017

Total budget

500.000 SEK

Partner

The Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities (GR), Mistra Urban Futures

Funders

Mistra Urban Futures, Region Västra Götaland

Project website

Coordinators

Events

Supports the UN sustainability goals

3. Good health and well-being
11. Sustainable cities and communities
Stefan Molnar

Contact person

Stefan Molnar

Doktorand

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