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Saturday, September 19 • 10:45am - 11:45am
LECTURE - Sustainable Sweden: Successful Urban Regeneration

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Rosengard, Malmö, Sweden successfully moved from a period of riots, due to

a disenfranchised immigrant population to actively empowering and engaging

young women in participatory place making. Thirteen young political refugee teenager women

from Iraq and Afghanistan organized and led design workshops, community events working

with Rosengard residents and the City of Malmö Environmental and Parks

Departments. Learning how to accomplish physical change to support positive

sustainable development, the spaces between existing buildings shaped

their proposed projects; a playground, enhanced town center, and community

gardens. These projects in this presentation have been recently built by

the City of Malmö adding to Rosengards social capital. Through dialogue

and community organizing of 6,400 participants, 136 workshops, events

comprised of over 60 % of political refugee women. Their informed wholeisitic

decision-making, through an empowered strong local process, together with

deliverables of strategic physical improvements started the process of building

a sustainable Rosengard. The “pink” large play area and the enhanced town

centers “social square” was completed in September of 2013. With the

leadership and collaborative genius of these young girls Rosengard has now

become the new Eco district in Malmö, Sweden.

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Paul Byron Crane

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Paul Byron Crane, A.S.L.A. B.L.A., M.A., Landscape Architect with over 30 years' experience weaving Whole Systems Design, community engagement and sustainable infrastructure, specializing in wholeisitic analysis and design solutions to complex ecological, terrestrial and cultural... Read More →

Saturday September 19, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Seattle Public Library - Central Library 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104