Urban Empowerment through Community Outreach in Teaching and Design
Paper in proceedings, 2012

At the newly started Centre for Urban Studies in a stigmatized suburb of Gothenburg, the academic fields of teaching, social work and architecture are collaborating with the local community. This cooperation is part of the Centre’s mission, which is to work with widening participation in higher education, developing professions, and focusing on the role of citizens in urban design. The collaboration is also part of the research project Urban Empowerment funded by Mistra Urban Futures. The present paper will discuss the potential of working with urban empowerment by using students as engines – linking education, research and community outreach – and reflect on the accompanying problems and possibilities.

transdisciplinary

suburb

stigmatization

interplace

citizen participation

students as engines

transformation.

Author

Jenny Stenberg

Mistra Urban Futures

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Architecture

Lasse Fryk

Mistra Urban Futures

University of Gothenburg

Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences

1877-0428 (ISSN)

Vol. 46 3284-3289

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Other Social Sciences

Social Work

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

DOI

10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.052

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Created

10/7/2017