Vätterstranden, Jönköping municipality
Vätterstranden in Jönköping is a unique resource to the city with its long sandy beaches, walking lanes, activity spaces and restaurants. But what is most appreciated with the beach, and what can be improved in the future? Living Cities supported the municipality in conducting citizen dialogues with a gender equality focus.
The dialogue process involved three components: surveys to reach the general public and site dialogues which focus on solutions to certain focus groups such as children and senior women. Finally, to complement the collected ideas and perspectives from the general dialogue and make the process more inclusive, qualitative dialogues/workshops with specific target groups were conducted.
The dialogues were a great success, resulting in almost 3800 interactions where ideas and experiences were shared from girls and boys, people with disabilities, elderly women and men, youth, temporary visitors, non-visitors, dog walkers, bike commuters, volleyball players and many more.
In 2022, Living Cities continues the collaboration with the municipality in the development of the city beach. We take an advisory role with our expertise in socially inclusive and equal spaces, also making sure the result from the dialogues is incorporated in the planning and design process.
Name of client: Jönköping Municipality