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Uppsala Permaculture Park: A Feasibility Study Concerning the Establishment of a Public Permaculture Park in Uppsala, Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study departs from the notion that permaculture is a method for implementing systemic change, with the objective of curbing the negative trends associated with industrial food production on a local level. Thereafter, the city of Uppsala, Sweden is examined in order to determine the opportunities and constraints in establishing and supporting a public permaculture park. This is accomplished by identifying to what extent permaculture currently is being used in Uppsala. In addition, the municipality’s priorities and vision for the future of the city, as well as their policies and goals concerning the use and development of public green spaces, are examined. Furthermore, the ways in which the city‘s legislation facilitates and/or hinders such a project and the start-up and continuation costs of such a project in the short term are determined. These factors are then used to examine two case studies, which were conducted on potential locations for such an initiative. Upon analysis it is determined that creating a public permaculture park in Uppsala is feasible, though obstacles exist. The study also provides suggestions for improving existing infrastructural hurdles in order to facilitate implementation.

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2011.
Keyword [en]
Uppsala, permaculture, sustainable development, General Systems Theory, food security
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-167211DiVA: diva2:482035
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2012-03-22 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2012-03-22Bibliographically approved

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