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Main street plot scale in urban design for inclusive economies : Stockholm case studies

Danenberg, Rosa and Mehaffy, Michael and Porta, Sergio and Elmlund, Peter (2018) Main street plot scale in urban design for inclusive economies : Stockholm case studies. Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning, 171 (4). ISSN 1755-0793

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Abstract

This paper explores evidence that entrepreneurial opportunities for migrants and other lower income populations can be expanded in part through increasing the presence of fine grained scales of plots and plates along main streets, as part of a systematic urban design strategy. It describes that systematic strategy herein. The paper encompasses the study of three main streets with varying plot sizes in the inner city of Stockholm, Sweden, and examines the outcomes for different types and scales of businesses. After presenting the findings, analysis and conclusions, larger questions of urban design for more inclusive economies are discussed.