Ivana Bogdanović Protić, Milena Dinić Branković, Milica Igić, Milica Ljubenović, Mihailo Mitković

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Participation of tenants is an actual and very efficient instrument for revitalizing open spaces in complex with high-rise housing. The share of tenants in joint activities in open spaces and in their improvement contributes to the development of the feeling of pride of the tenant and the responsibility for the housing environment. Therefore, through participation, tenants become motivated to undertake activities that can prevent further devastation of open spaces. Modalities of tenants' participation are diverse and some of the key are: tenants' personalization, learning to improve common spaces (semi-public, semi-private) and collective gardening. The aim of this paper is to affirm the participation of tenants in the programs of revitalization of open spaces and articulation of its significance in complexes with high-rise housing in the context of improvement of quality of life. In these compilations there often occurs alienation, lack of awareness of tenants for the improvement of open space, and encouragement of  participation of tenants is of particular importance. In this context, this paper analyzes an example of good practice of revitalizing open spaces in the residential complex Eriksbo in Gothenburg, where a great diversity of modalities of tenants' participation can be identified.


participation, tenants, open spaces, revitalization

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