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Det offentliga rummets föränderlighet: En studie om stadsutveckling i centrala Sundsvall
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this master thesis has been to analyze how public spaces changes near extensive urban development areas. The subject of interest is how public spaces in future urban developments and near settlements are being used. The different use of public spaces have been studied in a literature review and in a case study situated in Sundsvall. The city of Sundsvall was chosen because of two comprehensive urban development projects adjacent to the inner city are in the planning stage. This, combined with the fact that Sundsvalls inner city, the Stonecity, is a well-definied urban core and has a distinct contexture of spaces, makes it perfect for such a case study. Both of the two urban developments projects studied extends along opposite embankment of the bay which makes the areas of study problematic because of bay areas poor unity to the rest of the city. This makes the case study even more current. To study this complex problem in urban planning a certain spatial analysis tool called space syntax has been used. The result shows that the public spaces in the Stonecity will receive minor changes in their spatial relationships on account of surrounding developments although the main road still will appear as highly integrated. However the report shows that the ambitions and goals for public spaces in the new areas will not be met as they were set out in planning documents. Nor will the connection between the new areas and the Stonecity be as strong as described. This report will therefore give proposals for minor structural changes that will improve integration inside the new areas as well as in their connection to the Stonecity. The proposals will also improve integration in existing public spaces of the urban core. By methodologically and structured analysis of how public spaces function architects and city planners can make better choices concerning urban development. This will eventually benefit future settlements as well as existing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, space syntax, urban planning, spatial analys, rumskonfiguration
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57936Local ID: e8cf466b-03e0-4973-9c79-dcd6d91f6b93OAI: diva2:1031324
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Architectural Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20110217 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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