Success and Failures in and Unorthodx Neighbourhood Project

Marianne Liedholm, Göran Lindberg

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This paper describes an experiment in which a city district ward tries to improve communication with residents of a densely populated, multicultural inner city area. The experiment is performed in a situation where the labour market is fallilng seriouisly and where the dependency on social aid is large. It is an area with serious problems. Many of its residents feel alienated from sociey and neglected of the decison makers. One goal of the experiment is to adapt the governing of the area to the needs of its population. Another goeal is to develope a structure furthering dialogue between authorities and residents.
The experiment has two main ingredients. The one is what we call the Action Plan Process and the other is Linkwork. In practice the first one is dependent on the secon one. We describe these methods and reflect on their usefulness and relevance. We also discuss what appears os be applicable in a wider context. Metropolitan districts where the inhabitants feel alienated and neglected are no new phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2005

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • Community development
  • Integration
  • Linkwork
  • Neighbourhood governance


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