Social Life has been working with Malmö Stad as part of the Social LIfe of Cities programme.
We have been focusing on Lindängen, an area of around 4,000 homes on the outskirts of Malmö which is very diverse, and where a far higher number of people than the Swedish average are dependant on benefits. Education results are poor, especially for children and young people from immigrant backgrounds.
We have learnt from what we know of what makes places innovate, and placemaking in the widest sense, and developed a model of for the future.
Our first TelePresence on September 26th explores placemaking and innovation in Lindängen.
The second TelePresence on October 3rd asks whether new forms of investment, from outside the public sector, can be used to finance this.
The Social Life of Cities is a collaboration between Social Life, Cisco, and the Young Foundation. Our first city partners are Chicago and Malmö.
Participants will be joining the discussion by TelePresence from Brussels, Chicago, Copenhagen, London, New York, Sydney and Seoul.