Parkliv! Tools for Inclusion and Access to Urban Green Infrastrucures
Thomas B. Randrup, Åsa Ode Sang, Jessica Svännel, Helena Mellqvist, Bengt Persson, Hanna Fors
SLU and the consultancy Living Cities (Stockholm, SE) have been granted Vinnova-funding to develop new approaches and tools for inclusive engagement of urban green spaces. Despite the facts that a number of tools already exists in order to engage users and to develop solutions which will allow more use of green spaces, a thorough, systematic and holistic approach to well-functioning engagement of users in green spaces is lacking, Especially the focus on those who do not use green spaces is in focus in this project.
Parkliv focuses on:
- Urban green spaces, publicly owned which are being used on a daily basis.
- A user driven perspective; why do various user groups use green spaces, and which cultural and social perspectives are hindering such use?
- To develop tools which can lead to more inclusive green spaces.
Contacts: Thomas B. Randrup, professor, SLU
Emma Shepherdson, Social Planner, Living Cities