BID - a successful way

This programme point is based on three integrated modules: a technical visit, a seminar and round table discussion. The study case for the programme point is BID Sofielund, with a focus on housing, integration and participation.

BID is a collaboration model for urban development.

UN Global goals.

Connected to goal 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

Sofielund is a district located in the southern inner city of Malmö. A business improvement district (BID) is based on an internationally proven collaboration model for urban development, where real estate owners, the municipality and other stakeholders join together to drive improvement in a particular area. In Malmö, the concept has been adapted to local conditions and is therefore focused on housing, integration and participation.

With a technical visit to Sofielund, a seminar and roundtable discussions, we will examine both favourable and critical perspectives of such development based on issues of trust, safety, employment, integration, housing and urban environment. International outlooks, taken from local development projects, will provide inspiration.

Technical visit: Case Sofielund - from problem to collaboration and innovation
We will depart from the conference centre (Malmö Live) by bus for a guided tour through Sofielund, with the activity centre as our final destination. Once there, we will be provided with an introduction and presentation by participating stakeholders about the establishment of BID Sofielund and current ongoing work and activities. You will also have the opportunity to meet and talk to people who work at and visit the centre. See map for the technical visit. (pdf, 4 MB)

13.30-14.30   Guided tour by bus in Sofielund

14.30-14.45   Introduction to Case Sofielund - from problem to collaboration and innovation
Hjalmar Falck, development leader.

14.45-16.00   Thematic discussions on local collaboration and partnership in Sofielund
Moderator: Joakim Palmkvist, journalist and author, Sydsvenskan

1. Partnership - model for safe areas. Obstacles and opportunities.

  • Karl Kronkvist, Ph.D., Criminology, Malmö University
  • Per-Erik Ebbeståhl, Director, Safety and Security, City of Malmö
  • Fredrik Malmberg, CEO, Malmberg Property
  • Jonathan Örstrand, Malmö Police
  • Kerstin Annadotter, Techn. Dr, Real Estate Department, Chalmers
  • Bo Grönlund, Professor emeritus, Copenhagen

2. Urban development and partnership to achieve social sustainability in Sofielund

  • Marianne Dock, architect, City Planning Office, City of Malmö
  • Per-Arne Nilsson, Head of Urban Development & Strategy,
    City of Malmö
  • Ronny Olsson, CEO, Stadex
  • Milan Obradovic (S),  Councillor, Technical Committee,
    City of Malmö
  • Göran Höckert, Policy manager, Property Owners South
  • Anders Carlsson Jerndahl, CEO, Pågen

3. Cross-sectoral cooperation and partnerships between public, private and non-profit organisations

  • Helena Bohman, University lecturer, Malmö University
  • Jan Svärd, Chairman, Property Owners Sofielund
  • Lisbeth Ohlsson, KiM, Cohousing Malmö
  • Emma Oumar Cedermarker, Property Manager, MKB
  • Thomas Johnsson, Project Manager, E.ON
  • Kwame Moore, CEO, EROOM Property

16.00-16.10   Conclusions
Joakim Palmkvist, journalist and author, Sydsvenskan

16.10-16.30  Tour and networking at the labour market hub at Nobelvägen and Yalla Sofielund

16.30   Bus back to Malmö Live

Date: 30 November, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Dialogue Seminar
The seminar will have a more theoretical approach to the strengths and weaknesses of the BID model as a tool for sustainable urban development.

10.00-12.00   BID – a successful way to work with urban development?

10.00-10.15   Short introduction: BID as a model for partnership
by Hjalmar Falck

10.15-12.00   Panel discussions with latest research insights in three parts:

  • Anna-Karin Ivert, University lecturer, Malmö University
  • Bo Grönlund, Professor emeritus, Copenhagen
  • Christer Larsson, Director of City Planning, City of Malmö
  • Kerstin Annadotter, Techn. Dr, Real Estate, Chalmers
  • Märta Stenevi, Deputy Mayor & Councillor, City Planning and Service, City of Malmö
  • Susanne Rikardsson, CEO, Property Owners South
  • Ulf Malm, Consultant, Property Owners Rågsved, Stockholm

Moderators: Joakim Palmkvist and Halina Dunin Woyset

Part 1: How do BID work as a tool for sustainable local urban development?

  1. Short insight by Juha Peltomaa, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland: Dweller-oriented solutions for sustainable urbanization
    (10 min)
  2. Comments and discussions by panel

Part 2: What is required on a local level to achieve common goals and successful partnership?

  1. Short insight by Helena Leino, University of Tampere, Finland: Dwellers as drivers of urbanisation (10 min)
  2. Comments and discussions by panel

Part 3: How can BID serve as a tool for implementing the 17 global goals?

  1. Short insight by Matti Cristian, Utrecht University, Netherlands: Challenge-led and participatory learning process  (10 min)
  2. Comments and discussions by panel

Date: 1 December, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

All abstracts presented in Urban transition insights will also be included in the conference anthology.

Round table discussions
In the roundtable discussions, we will discuss and theorise on how to develop the organisation, relations and processes to enhance the BID model in general and in the case of Sofielund in particular.

13.00-15.00  Roundtable discussion on Case Sofielund with three themes
Introduction: Joakim Palmkvist, moderator

A. Safety and trust - how do we establish trust, collective strength and social cohesion in an area like Sofielund?
Table moderator: Marianne Dock, City Planning Office, table moderator

B. New construction, renovation and higher density – how do we optimize urban planning and building processes?
Table moderator: Carl Viktor Welin, City Planning Office

C. Funding and demand - what is required to guarantee affordable housing and to create better ability to demand and pay for housing?
Table moderator: Marlene Engström, City Planning Office, table moderator

Conclusions: Spokesperson from each round table moderated by Joakim Palmkvist

Date: 1 December, 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

For more information contact:

Thomas Brunk

Strategist, External Relations and Communications

City Planning Department

City of Malmö

Cell phone +46 732-34 24 05