Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Grönytor i kommunala översiktsplaner: En studie av värderingar och strategier
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Urban greenspace in comprehensive municipal planning : A study of values and strategies (English)
Abstract [en]

Urban greenspace has the potential to bring a lot of positive effects to the urban environment. Better health for its residents, increased biodiversity as well as helping the city adapt to the changing climate, to name a few examples. At the same time, the current planning paradigm in Sweden values the creation of dense urban environments. This, coupled with the current housing shortage, creates a situation where urban greenspace is being put under a lot of pressure and on the risk of being exploited in densification processes.

This thesis has explored how urban greenspace is valued, as well as which strategies are being employed, in comprehensive municipal planning documents. Through the use of a documentary content analysis, comprehensive planning documents from three Swedish municipalities have been analyzed: Umeå, Uppsala and Helsingborg. The results shows that the analyzed municipalities have a fairly balanced valuation of its urban greenspace in their comprehensive planning documents. No one aspect of the sustainable development is given a significantly higher value compared to the other. At the same time, different patterns emerges when looking at themes underlying the different aspects of the sustainable development, with themes such as recreation being discussed to a higher degree in comprehensive planning documents from Umeå and Uppsala, compared to Helsingborg. The strategies employed by the studied municipalities are also quite similar, although the details vary. All three municipalities are vague in describing their strategies for urban greenspace, but Umeå and Helsingborg goes further with working with quantifiable goals, compared to Uppsala.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Urban greenspace, Urban densification, Comprehensive municipal planning
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-159946OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-159946DiVA, id: diva2:1322723
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Geografi, för kandidatexamen
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-06-12 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Jesper Lundberg - fulltext(14303 kB)27 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 14303 kBChecksum SHA-512
5049df99fb94ac91a781a34f3435b7ad22b6c24c624a8a3d603b8538c32982e359b3d56b9281b45d07bec9a6c3680e60e24900da9f918677b7ee1b97c4f815f3
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Geography
Human Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 27 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 187 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf