Södertalje – Ronna
Södertalje is an industrial city of about 93.202 inhabitants with a growing business community with an estimated 600 companies being established every year and plans to develop Södertälje Science Park in the coming years. It is also a culturally mixed municipality with about 80 languages spoken and an estimated 39 percent of Södertälje’s inhabitants having foreign backgrounds, and this proportion increases by 1.5 percent per year.
The work we plan to undertake in Södertalje seeks to study current formal and informal partnerships which have formed and that are active and engage in the use, management, and coordination of in-between spaces in the Ronna district. We are especially interested in initiatives that bring together local residents, planners, the municipality, local SMEs and artists and aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the barriers and opportunities that are currently present in Ronna for the pursuit of innovative approaches to mosaic governance. Social inclusion, integration, and well-being are topics we will focus during this first period. As part to the VIVA-Plan working packages, we will focus on the challenges in support of the delivery of short-and long-term benefits of in-between-spaces for human wellness and livelihoods in Ronna district, Södertalje.