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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

Bergsjön, Gothenburg, Sweden

Example of an eco-project, consisting of wetland, biological experiments, a farm for children and a recycling business. The involvement of the immigrant community in looking after greenhouses and making vegetable gardens.

Like Gårdsten, Bergsjön's population is made up of approximately 90% immigrants.

In one housing area a project involved the creation of an ecological house where plants and vegetables could grow. An unusual feature is that the people in charge are women immigrants (from Syria).

At first the men were suspicious of the project and reluctant to help, but now they are beginning to be involved, for example, with digging in the garden.

 

Note on The ECO Project Returhuset - improving health and living conditions for immigrants

In Bergsjön, a district with a large population of immigrants, an ecologically-oriented renewal and development project has been going for a couple of years. The local authority executive set up an extensive action programme to stimulate ecological city development. One of the projects deals with unemployment following an ecological theme, and is a co-operative project between the district administration, district councils, individuals, various organisations and companies. The project covers both practical and theoretical environmental work, e.g. different aspects of frugal use of resources and raising interest for environmental issues among project participants and the general public.

 

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© Anne Beer, 2001

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Latest update : 20 Sept 2001