Rågsved Centre: Resilient Revitalisation in a Multi-Ethnic Environment
Sammanfattning: This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the current spatial, environmental and financial resilience of Rågsved Centre in Stockholm. Furthermore, local future risks on resilience are also discussed and the total analysis is synthesised in a new resilient spatial interpretation of the centre. Methods of analysis include a narrative format that comprise of twelve semi-structured interviews, desk research, literature analysis and a graphic analysis using existing and new data. All novel information can be found in the appendixes. Results of the analysis show local priorities and user perceptions, stating a need for more public space, improving poor sight-lines and lack of illumination, improving accessibility, revive commercial viability whilst offering non-commercial activities, demand for flexible and hybrid spaces as well as spaces that can boost personal, educational and professional characters. The report finds the prospect of revitalising the centre as positive based on local and municipal narratives and especially in consideration to the planned urban developments in Rågsved. On the other hand, resilient literature state the importance of inclusive communication with local community to prevent resistance in integration during planned population growth and a need for appropriation to combat criminality with the aim to meet safety demands and social welfare. Although the narratives accumulated were driving agents for the new vision of the centre, the proposed design suggest areas of further improvements. Recommendations discussed include: • Reconsideration to the dimensionality of the non-buildable space for improved spatial usage and effects on safety. • Improvements to existing parking area by not only increasing public space and providing pedestrian only accessibility, but also by enabling more commercial or social activities closer to the street. • Reconsider curvature of the centre as it poses spatial restrictions which affect interior movement circulation. • Greater attention to the east side of the centre which may remain to be a vulnerable area attract- ing unwanted activities. This report also give mention to the limitations of this conducted analysis. Some of the limitations include the quantity of locals available on site for the interviews and the resilience measures used are limited to TBL which may holistically result in that some resilience aspects are met whilst others may not.
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