Bringing Temporary Urban Measures to Life A Case Study of Hammarkulletorget
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Design and construction project management (MPDCM), MSc
MATTSSON GRANLUND, LAURA
Globalization has led to urban transformation and challenges in suburban public spaces. As cities expand, suburbs suffer from declining urban functions and loss of historic character. The UN Agenda 2030 aims for inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities. Social sustainability is crucial for suburban development, which requires wellfunctioning public places. Sweden, including Gothenburg, faces socio-economic gaps, with Hammarkullen being a particularly vulnerable area. Efforts from organizations such as Framtiden and Bostadsbolaget aim to improve conditions, counteract segregation, and increase safety and equality. Temporary urbanism offers potential solutions that require clear guidelines and approaches for social sustainability. The aim is to investigate how Hammarkulletorget can develop into a meeting place with temporary measures as a planning tool. The goal is to understand how temporary urbanism can promote social sustainability in urban development and formulate a proposal to contribute to the development of Mixköket and the attractiveness of the square. The research outcomes aim to provide Bostadsbolaget valuable insights into the possibilities and implications of implementing temporary measures at Hammarkulletorget. Furthermore, to benefit from understanding the potential of revitalizing the square and promoting social sustainability. To answer the report's purpose and questions, 17 semi-structured interviews were conducted to understand how other actors work with similar issues. In addition, 21 observations were carried out at Hammarkulletorget to investigate the flow of people. Finally, a literature study was carried out to gather an understanding and perception of the chosen topic. The results show that to create an attractive meeting place, Bostadsbolaget needs to prioritize activities for young people, engage in civil dialogue and bridge the gap between Hammarkullen’s current narratives. Open dialogue and mutual understanding are crucial for progress and change in the area. In conclusion, Bostadsbolaget is recommended to establish the following operations in Mixköket: Jobhub, second-hand and recycling store, creative studios, premises for community life or leisure centers and food from local actors.
Development, Pop-ups, Sustainability, Temporary, Container, Social, Urban, Vulnerable, Squares, Measures