VIVA PLAN is a dynamic, multi-site research project funded by Formas that aims to investigate sustainability, social inclusion and belonging in residential housing areas of Copenhagen, Denmark, Malmö, Sweden and Södertalje, Sweden. Research outputs will support improvements in green space design and management, and provide policy guidance on sustainable spatial planning across Sweden and Denmark. It is coordinated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in close collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Södertörn University, Wagenignen University, University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba and a knowledge alliance of policy makers and practitioners. The team is composed of planners, geographers and ecologists, and believes in community empowerment as a fundamental research commitment.
Participatory mapping is currently being used to spatially assess distributional, procedural and recognition justice in the Urbanplanen study area, Copenhagen. For more information about the project go to VIVA-PLAN project website.