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Development opportunities for the new waterfront in south side of Kungsholmen in terms of tourism and recreation:: an urban design approach to vibrant urban waterfront development in Stockholm
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]



This papers aims to discuss the potentiality of tourism and recreation in Stockholm by developing its waterfronts. Waterfronts neighbourhood of south side of Kungsholmen has been taken as a case study which has lots of potentiality to develop in terms of tourism and recreations. Urban waterfronts planning and redevelopment is currently a civic interest which consists of both challenges as well as opportunities. It has adapted different significant in different urban cultures. Waterfronts by the side of Kungsholmen are unique and valuable resources of Stockholm. However, most of the waterfronts recreation grounds are not well designed and located or not properly linked with the nearby tourist destinations. The goal of the study is to create good quality recreation space along the waterfronts of the south side of Kungsholmen and connect them with the central tourist spots of Gamlastan. The study has done through literature reviews of overseas examples to formulate the performance criteria that help to evaluate the existing quality of waterfront recreation development and to formulate the urban design guidelines. The study will take a macro level study on the entire waterfronts area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 75 p.
Degree Project SoM EX 2010-46, ISSN Degree Project SoM EX 2010-46
Keyword [en]
Waterfront design, Kungsholmen, Tourism, Urban design
National Category
Landscape Architecture
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28341OAI: diva2:386869
Educational program
School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE) - Master of Science in Engineering
2010-12-17, Seminar room on floor 2, drottning kristinas väg 30, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-10 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved

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