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Sundsvalls förtätningsprocess: En analys av förtätning som ett verktyg för social och ekologisk hållbarhet i samhällsplanering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how densification can be used to increase social and ecological sustainability in an urban area. This study focuses on the visions of the municipality of Sundsvall, a city located on the east coast of central Sweden, from a social and ecological sustainable development perspective and whether these visions are achievable for the densification of its urban centre. Additionally, this study considers how densification fulfils the social and ecological urban development of the city of Sundsvall. Given the possibility of both positive and negative impacts occurring through densification it is prudent to consider these impacts and to determine whether these impacts can be reduced by a socioecological urban developing perspective. To determine this, this study uses both quantitative and qualitative methods, such as GIS analysis, personal interviews and municipality resources to establish a sustainable, social and ecological outcome for the urban centre. Sundsvall aims to achieve a higher population density within its city centre. Increase accessibility to the waterfront and improve public transport options, therefore reducing the need for private vehicles and promoting environmentally sustainable alternatives. The aims of the municipality are certainly attainable, however due to certain factors specific to Sundsvall, these can only be achieved to a certain extent. Given the city’s location between two mountains, issues like sunlight, limited space for public service and the inability for smog to easily disperse creates a plethora of issues discussed in this study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 40
Series
Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Keyword [en]
Densification, social sustainability, ecological sustainability, socioecological urban development, GIS.
Keyword [sv]
Förtätning, social hållbarhet, ekologisk hållbarhet, socioekologisk stadsutveckling, GIS.
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-341087DiVA: diva2:1180653
Subject / course
Samhällsgeografi
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
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Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved

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