Restructuring Residential Outdoor Areas2019-01-06T02:41:06+01:00

Restructuring Residential Outdoor Areas [Sweden]

In a Nutshell:

This case study helps develop one of the most deprived residential areas in Stockholm, Sweden. The area has struggled with a high level of socio-economic problems and residents report that they do not feel safe. The purpose here is to involve residents in contributing to restructuring a more attractive and green outdoor environmental area with different physical activities for less sedentary behaviours, thus stimulating greater social interactions and well-being for the residents.


This case study advances more sustainable health behaviours by designing more attractive areas for more physical activities, social interaction, and improved accessibility and use of the area by residents from different ethnic backgrounds, gender and age categories (health equity) The reconstruction will contribute to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and can inspire reconstruction of other deprived neighbourhoods within and outside Sweden. The reconstruction is done with environmentally-friendly and sustainable materials.

Key Features:                     

  • Participatory processes to create green spaces in socio-economically deprived area.
  • Stakeholders: property owner, residents, local authorities.
  • Sectors: public sector, private property owners, urban/community planners, residents.