VIVA-PLAN (A sustainable spatial planning framework for engaging diverse actors and citizens in revitalising in-between spaces for social inclusion, biodiversity, and well-being) has been funded by Formas as part of the call on syntheses and research projects for a sustainable spatial planning.
This project aims to develop a sustainable spatial planning framework for revitalising in-between spaces for social inclusion, biodiversity, ecosystem services and well-being, including safety and security. This framework includes a mosaic governance tool and process for engaging diverse actors and citizens. It will help achieve the New Urban Agenda (Habitat 3) goals of: plans that take advantage of urbanization across physical space; integrating equity, including social justice and safety, into the public sphere; and providing opportunities for increasing the commons into new spaces. It also achieves the Agenda 2030 goals of sustainable cities and communities, good health and well-being, and reduced inequalities in areas that are not formally designated and managed as green space.
This work will also be used to extend, and refine, current debates on UGI and mosaic governance with the intent to offer a conceptual contribution to structural planning processes in Sweden. Empirical research will be conducted in three study sites to include the district of Lindängen (Malmö), Mariekälla-Saltskog (Södertälje) and Urban Planen (West Amager, Copenhagen), with support from local stakeholders and the international reference sites of Winnipeg (Canada) and Utrecht (NL).