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Our work on community dynamics 'Social Lifes overvejelser omrking dynamikker i
(lokal)samfund' Realdania, Roundtable discussion, Part 1
13 March 2015
We continue to build and renew neighbourhoods that then fail to thrive as flourishing communities
Where are the people?
The first question: what is a community?
Source: Egan Review 2004
Resilience: Elephant & Castle shopping centre
Chicago heatwave July 1995
A story of the protective powers of social relationships
July 2012 & 13: workshops at University of Chicago: how can digital technology boost community resilience?
Neighbourliness: Aylesbury estate, Southwark
Belonging: Brixton Green deliberative workshops
Belonging feedback loops
Family & friends
Power & politics
Religion & civil society
& physical environment
Leisure & culture
Some questions for you Nogle sprgsml til je
Does this description of community dynamics make sense in the Danish context?
Does the way that programmes are set up in marginalised communities take account of the positive role community dynamics can play?
Can this be useful for taking forward Boligliv i balance
Design for social sustainability Design for social bredygtighed
Realdania, roundtable discussion. Part 2 13 March 2015
A process for creating sustainable, successful places that promote wellbeing, by understanding what people need from the places they live and work.
Social sustainability combines design of the physical realm with design of the social world
infrastructure to support social and cultural life, social amenities, systems for citizen engagement
and space for people and places to evolve.
Source: Social Life (2012). Design for Social Sustainability: a framework for creating thriving communities.
Voice and Influence
Space to Grow
Social and Cultural Life
Amenities and Social Infrastructure
Connection to local and
environmental innovation, incentives
Our social sustainability framework
Pic and v short description
We have developed a social sustainability measurement framework for The Berkeley Group
Empire Square Imperial Wharf
Knowle Village The Hamptons
2014: benchmarking the Aylesbury estate, Southwark
We have just finished a social sustainability toolkit for Sutton Council in South London
Amenities & infrastructure Social & Cultural Life Ada
Piloted in Beddington
Working in Malm 2012-13: putting people at the centre of placemaking in Lindngen
We have learnt that social sustainability is
A valuable tool for thinking differently about place
Not fully covered by existing frameworks
A way of bringing in concepts that challenge conventional views Capable of being understood, quantified & actioned
An evolving field internationally.
social-life.co email@example.com @SL_Cities