Dialogue with local stakeholders
In connection with the visits, the participating institutions have held a public one-day seminar, organised in cooperation with the local authorities, resident representatives, immigrant groups, and other stakeholders.
“The local representatives have talked about the challenges they face and how they work with them in their daily lives. As outsiders, we have commented on and contributed input based on the knowledge and experience we each have in the area.
At the same time, we have gained an insight into the fact that there are very different conditions and issues that apply in the New Towns we have visited – and we have built a strong professional network with the other researchers who participated in the project”, explains Associate Professor Karen Olesen from Aarhus School of Architecture.
Experience from Aarhus
She is supplemented by one of the school’s other participants in the project, Associate Professor Birgitte Geert Jensen:
“There has been no visit to Aarhus, but together with Aarhus Municipality we have participated in the events that have been held in the other participating countries and passed on our experience from Aarhus. For example, presentations on the ongoing renewal of Gellerupplanen.
Through our participation in the project, we have gained useful knowledge, which we will now include in our further research and teaching at Aarhus School of Architecture.”
In addition to Associate Professors Karen Olesen and Birgitte Geert Jensen, Professor Tom Nielsen has also participated in the research project on behalf of Aarhus School of Architecture.
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