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Resilient landscape, resilient culture. The role of geographical place-based perspective in sustainable adaptation of urban areas to the climate change
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Spatial Planning.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Cities are defined as the ecological phenomenon of the 21st century since urban form is becoming dominant geographical context for human settlement on Earth. Due to that one of the major tasks of contemporary urban planning policy is adaptation of urban areas to the changing realms. In connection to the adaptation strategies, concept of resilience is gaining much more attention in the current planning discourse as an approach which perceives problem of climate change as the opportunity for better development. New aspect that concept of resilience brings to the planning is a view that social and ecological dimensions are interlinked. According to that, main aim of the thesis is to find an answer for the research question “What is the connection between culture and nature and its role in sustainable adaptation of urban areas to the climate change?” and through the research and analysis develop a theoretical foundation for the strategy of adaptation to the climate change which offers an opportunity for more effective urban growth based on three main pillars of sustainability: Environmental responsibility, Economic viability and Social justice as well as currently distinguished new dimension i.e. Cultural vitality.

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Keyword [en]
climate change, urban adaptation, sustainable urban development, resilience, culture – nature divide, cultural sustainability, place attachment, geographical place-based perspective, cultural landscape, ecological design
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-1073OAI: diva2:827546
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FM2585 Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Spatial Planning with an emphasis on Sustainable Urban Planning
Educational program
FMAHS Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning
Available from: 2015-07-06 Created: 2015-06-28 Last updated: 2015-07-06Bibliographically approved

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