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Greenspace Management in Denmark and Sweden

Summary

The Danish experience

The Swedish experience

Regenerating greenspace in and near high density multi storey housing -
Case Studies

DENMARK
Aedalsparken
Gillesager
Hvidovre
Lyngby - Town Green
Mortenshupvej
Taestrup

 

SWEDEN
Alingsås
Angered
Bergsjön
Eriksbo
Gårdsten
Lomma  
Malmo-Holma
Malmo Bo01
Östra Uggledal

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Greenspace Management in Denmark and Sweden

Summary

The Danish experience

The Swedish experience

Regenerating greenspace in and near high density multi storey housing -
Case Studies

DENMARK
Aedalsparken
Gillesager
Hvidovre
Lyngby - Town Green
Mortenshupvej
Taestrup

 

SWEDEN
Alingsås
Angered
Bergsjön
Eriksbo
Gårdsten
Lomma  
Malmo-Holma
Malmo Bo01
Östra Uggledal

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Innovative solutions to the design, management and maintenance of urban greenspace

Angered Centrum

Example of a Park in process of redesign in relation to local people's demands and of housing regeneration in a relatively poor area of Gothenburg with a high level of unemployment

This housing area is at the end of the tramline. Built as a mini new town in the days when Gothenburg saw itself expanding fast, the centre comprises a shopping centre, a theatre and leisure centre, an upper secondary school, Angereds Gymnanet, which specialises in dance and the performing arts and is directly linked with the theatre next door, and 2/3 storey blocks of flats. These are mainly rented, but a few are private.

The school also functions as a social centre for all ages in the community - its meeting rooms, training facilities and café are well used by all ages. The school provides access courses by means of a pre-Chalmers University year, designed to encourage immigrant students to apply for a university place. The school café is used in the evening as a local eating place, open to anyone in the community.

The adjacent housing is high density and has recently been renovated - there are small squares, benches to sit on and a children's play area. Many of the paths are pedestrian only.

 

The greenspace area near the school has been designed to be open, following the river valley. There is a horticultural garden, mainly for growing vegetables. Animals are also kept.

 

This area is part of the ongoing Greenscom project - an EU sponsored project investigating the communication of ideas between the different actors involved in greenspace planning, design, management and maintenance.

 

 

© Anne Beer, 2001

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