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Förtätning och grönstruktur i en tid av urbanisering: Strategier i kollision?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Although the world is facing major climate changes and science shows the importance of urban green structure in order to handle these changes, it seems to be subordinate in urban planning. For that reason, the aim of this thesis is to illustrate the problems associated with the concepts of densification and green structure in the context of growing cities. 

By making a case study of Örebro municipality, one of Sweden’s largest cities and one of the fastest growing ones, the purpose is to describe the ongoing process of densification in combination with green structure planning. This is done by identifying the municipality densification strategies and chart their distribution by categorizing newly built residential buildings and relate the result to the intentions. Furthermore, the purpose is to understand how the green structure that is being occupied is being into account and discuss the contemporary process.

Science shows a gap concerning how green structure strategies are being implemented in strategies of densification. Besides, the national authority for housing, building and planning (Boverket) request an evaluation of what types of priorities that is done during the densification process of the Swedish municipalities. Hence, in order to answer these questions a literature study and a spatial GISanalysis was made. 

The result shows that Örebro municipality has a strategy that aims to control the densification process by categorize different types of methods. The GIS-analysis displayed a pattern of newly built residential buildings categorized by the types of methods found in the densification strategy. Generally, the outcome seems to follow the intentions of the strategy even though the majority are built on green structure. At the same time the strategies that seeks to compensate the loss of green structure are not fully implemented in the standardized planning process. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 55 p.
Keyword [sv]
Förtätning, urban grönstruktur, stadsutveckling, kommunala strategier
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121861OAI: diva2:934802
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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