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Malmö: Towards a new social agenda
Malmö has endeavoured to achieve greater equity for its residents and to view them as a resource and as a form of social capital. The work has proved to be a tremendous asset and has generated greater awareness by the city’s target groups, but the city still suffers from social and economic imbalances. In order to succeed, a shift towards developing human capital through network solutions is being made through increased participation of the population as a whole. Some approaches discussed in this paper include how spatial organisation can strengthen social sustainability, culture and collective knowledge and processes that generate participation and trust. The paper also stresses the importance of internal work in the city council and the value of action programmes.
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