Living Cities offers new solutions for creating sustainable communities in Sweden and internationally. By working with the social aspects of urban development we want to create more inclusive urban spaces and alleviate differences in living conditions. Our approach is based on the principles of dialogue, co-operation and transparency, focusing on the interaction between the physical and social urban environment.
A new exciting collaboration between Living Cities, The Good Talents and Botkyrka municipality
How can the paths leading towards work experience be shortened for youth in Botkyrka municipality? In collaboration with the social startup The Good Talents, Living Cities explores young persons’ desires, needs and challenges in getting employed. We involve youth – both immigrants and people born in Sweden – the municipality and potential employers to gain insights which can be converted in to practical action!
Social Impact Assessment in Wättinge
Stockholm’s first snowy morning turned into a lovely autumn day for our site analysis of Wättinge in Tyresö municipality. We’re undertaking a social impact assessment for Tyresö kommun to ensure the new urban area develops into a socially sustainable community that is inclusive, open and dynamic.
Socially sustainable Wättinge!
Wättinge is a new development area in Tyresö that focuses on building a green and socially sustainable community that is inclusive, open and dynamic. A total of 800 new homes will be built here in the coming decade. The new area of Wättingebacken will link the important green, recreational corridor Wätttingestråket with the existing residential areas of Granängringen. Living Cities will be a project resource in the strategic project, acting as an advisor in social sustainability as the project develops.
Urban Leadership Forum completed!
Just concluded an Urban Leadership Forum in Nakuru with 65 decision-makers from across Kenya. We ended up with a 12 point resolution on how leadership can help the country transition into a sustainable urban future.
SymbioCity seminar with focus on issues of gender equality, poverty reduction and environmental resilience
"Users of the Urban Systems are the inhabitants, they should be put in the center of the planning process." Helena Ohlsson, SKL International.
Last week we were at Sida's HQ to moderate the SymbioCity Seminar "How can cities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?". With a focus on issues of gender equity, poverty reduction and environmental resilience the participants discussed the key challenges cities face in moving towards the fulfillment of SDGs.
Did you miss it? No problem. Watch it here: secure.quickchannel.com/Qc/create/mainshow.asp?id=jv47v4
Bubbly after work at Tyresö!
On Friday, September 14, Tyresö kommun invites all residents of Tyresö to a sparkly and bubbly after work.
WHAT? We are celebrating the summer final of “Torg på prov”. The street band Bicycle Beat will play a happy mix of hip hop, afro-beat, jazz and balcan music.
Meet municipal employees and have a chat about the current expansion as well as the development of the center.
WHERE? “Torg på prov” and its temporary benches are located by the bus terminal, between Pressbyrån and Tandvårsteamet at the entrance of the centre of Tyresö.
Hope to see you all there!! :D
ADB’s South East Asia Urban Development and Water Division (SEUW) is formulating a loan targeting slum alleviation in Indonesia. Living Cities provide conceptual support for the design of the project by providing inputs to: best practices compilation and comparison; concept design and development; and review of outputs of financed consultants.
Pedalista supports Cykellänken!
Pedalista organized a workshop in Ryd, Linköping to explore fantastic and realistic ideas on how to get more (and new!) people on the bike and to use the new bike path Cykellänken. Ten central stakeholders from local housing companies, the municipality and civil society were there to bring knowledge, ideas and resources to the table. Soon – Cykellänken is to be launched!
A series of bike training workshops begin!
Education of new biking trainers! Next week, women in Hallunda and Norsborg will start practicing the art of biking. The training is an initiative by Pedalista and Botkyrka municipality, in collaboration with Cykelfrämjandet and Botkyrkabyggen. Oh - if you want to participate as an assistant coach - give us a hint!
Living Cities was awarded "Årets Företagare" (Company/Entrepreneurs of the Year) in Stockholm 2018. We're super proud, humbled and grateful for this and will do everything we can to live up to the title in the years to come. Thanks to all for rooting for us ❤
Living Cities core team expanded!
We expanded and had our 1st annual two days retreat in Visby, Gotland. A great opportunity to discuss our visions, missions and goals for the year to come. Stay tuned ! 😁
Pop- up square in central Tyresö
In central Tyresö, a municipality known for its natural environment and proximity to central Stockholm, a project is underway to transform the central bus terminal into a more people-friendly public space. During the years until the project is complete, the municipality aims to improve the public spaces in the area and bring life to the streets. Torg på prov, a pop-up square near the bus terminal opened in May 2018 for the summer months. Living Cities is helping the municipality with a community event at the square in September and also the reporting of the temporary space as a form of community engagement within the sustainable development model “Södertörnsmodellen”.
Bicycle workshop at Hallunda
What an amazing day!
Yesterday on #Worldbikeday, we were at the opening of Blåktlintsparken in Hallunda where we gave a hand to those who wanted to repair their bikes and feel the breeze on their faces again. The idea was to show how to identify a problem and fix it yourself. That’s why we had a dream team of professionals and volunteers. Thank you all that showed up! More events are coming soon. Stay tuned!