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Hållbarhetscertifiering av stadsdelar: En jämförelse mellan utländska certifieringsystem, svenska aktörers åsikter och svenska hållbara stadsdelsprojekt
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sustainable development is a broad concept that includes environmental, social and economic aspects that can be applied to various fields, sustainable urban development is no exception. Sustainability assessments of buildings have become increasingly common in Sweden since they offer a concrete way of handling sustainability issues. Scholars however believe that a change of scale, from buildings to entire urban areas, is required in order for the sustainability assessment tools to reach their full potential. Several international assessment tools have already adapted this but there is currently no sustainability assessment tool for urban district developments designed to meet Swedish standards and regulations. The purpose of this master thesis is to show how sustainable urban planning is practiced in Sweden and through this conclude how a Swedish sustainability assessment tool for urban areas should be developed. Our goal is to identify various areas within the existing assessment tools that need to be altered in order for the systems to be used in Sweden or recognize if there already is an assessment tool that may be used successfully, in its current version, in Sweden today. Five existing sustainability assessment tools are compared with Swedish stakeholder’s thoughts on what should be included in a Swedish sustainability assessment tool and Swedish sustainable urban development. One literature review and two questionnaires were carried out. A first questionnaire was sent to correspondents for Swedish sustainable urban projects and a second questionnaire was sent to Swedish stakeholders. The results from these showed that urban design was a key area within the sustainable urban developments whilst the stakeholders rated energy and communication issues the highest. The analysis was carried out in three parts. Firstly the chosen sustainability assessment tools were compared with the stakeholders’ opinions, which revealed a low level of correlation between the two. Secondly the assessment tools were compared with the sustainable urban development projects, which showed a greater correspondence. To conclude the stakeholders’ views were matched against the urban development projects where many parallels were found concerning energy and communication issues. This thesis showed that areas concerning social and economic sustainability must be further developed within the existing international sustainability assessment tools if they are to be effectively used in Sweden, and accordingly that none of the studied assessment tools were suitable for Swedish use in their existing version. Therefore the conclusion was made that a new assessment tool for sustainable urban developments should be developed to meet Swedish standards and regulations using with the existing assessment tools as reference.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 124 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Hållbara stadsdelar, hållbara städer, certifieringssystem, BREEAM Communities, LEED Neighborhood Development, Living Building Challange, Green Star Communities, Urban Districts, hållbarhetscertifiering, hållbarhetscertifiering av stadsdelar
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56668Local ID: d6cae435-8b17-4ce8-91f8-5851213fca33OAI: diva2:1030055
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Architectural Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20121220 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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