"The concepts of social and functional integration have played a significant role in Danish housing policy and housing design for many years. In 1988 the Danish national housing exhibition estate, "Blangstedgárd" in Odense, provided the forum for a renewal and re-assessment of the goals and means of integration. The "experimental" housing estate is now a permanent residential area consisting of 600 dwellings with a variety of service facilities. There is a mix of housing tenure forms, single- and multi-family housing and housing for both the young and the elderly. A six-year, longitudinal study of the new neighbourhood, based on demographic data and participatory post-occupancy evaluation procedures, is currently under way. The evaluation model and methods involving dialogue with the residents, housing personnel and managers are described. Results from the first survey of all households are presented. Demographic indicators show that there are discrepancies between the intended and de facto pre-conditions for integration with respect to population and housing tenure; whilst the structure of resident and management satisfaction is outlined with respect to the integrational aspects of design, management style, services and residents' social activities. Concluding remarks address the general implications of this study for the empirical investigation of integration both as a policy objective and as an experiential facet of neighbourhood satisfaction."