3 1905 - 1966, military training field From military field to IT cluster?, military training field1970, ABC-cityMid ‘70s, Swedes moved in1979, the underground arrivedMid ‘80s, immigrants in, Swedes out2002, average income kr/month1977, Ericsson and IBM1988, Electrum1998, Kista Science Park2002, Kista Science City
4 Kista, facts & figures 29 864 habitants: (48% - 33, 60, 45) with foreign background (cpr. 20% Stockholm)(65,5%) with a job, commute to work elsewhere17% (10% Scandinavians; 55% elsewhere) on social subsidy33% with university studies (cpr. 50% Stockholm)jobs:2 289 covered by Kista’s inhabitantscommuters to Kista
5 Kista Science City“Develop Kista into a Science City, a community with world leading companies, university, housing, culture, services, and recreation attracting the most highly competent people.”“1. Stimulate IT-University development2. Ensure the development of competence3. Attract world leading companies4. Develop an thriving urban environment5. Create a competitive, achievement oriented climate.”
6 Kista District Administration “Kista is a district in continuous development. There are many plans and visions for the Kista of the future. You can read below about the different plans.Vision for the future – Kista Science CityCatalogue of ideas for Husby-AkallaDecisions direction of Kista Science City”
8 Bridging the Divide Kista Open Academy (KOA) Kista Matching, Iftiin E-democracy & CybervoteAvantiAkalla-Husby NätOrt
9 To think aboutEven in a developed, socialist, country such a Sweden, the Digital Divide is a present social concern distancing natives and no-natives, upper and lower- income classes.How is the Digital Divide to be bridged? Business sector has shown little, if any, interest; public sector is burdened by budget-deficits; individual private initiative?