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Markström, Lisa, 2010. Förtätning ur ett socialt perspektiv. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



Urban densification as a planning strategy is of interest in the planning context of today. It is also seen as a part of the sustainable development. Urban densification as a concept is commonly used in the discussion of a sustainable development. Thus, the question about urban densification is an important challenge in the current planning context. A deeper understanding of the process which urban densification has developed from is necessary, since planners then will be more able to manage this challenge. It is also important to highlight the effects of urban densification from different perspectives.
The purpose of this study is to highlight the concept of urban densification and the discussion of the social consequences of this strategy. Furthermore, the aim of this study is to analyze planning documents on different levels (state, municipality and district) with a focus on social arguments.
According to previous research a social perspective is important in the process of urban planning; in spite of this it is a perspective which is rarely raised. This can be explained as a lack of experience to take account of social questions among the profession of architects and planners. Another explanation is poor collaboration between different establishments in the community.
The examination of three Swedish planning document shows that the attitude towards urban densification in general is positive. In these documents, it is a common understanding that densification is something good and of necessity in the effort to achieve a sustainable urban development. To sum up the investigated documents, the social arguments which occurred in the discussion of urban densification were mainly focused on three factors: competitive cities, integration of functions and meetings between citizens. It is in these areas that the phenomenon urban densification are mentioned and related to a social perspective. The study shows that a social perspective is paid less attention in the discussion of urban densification and an imbalance between ecological, economical and social factors. According to this study the dominating aspect which is brought up in the discussion of urban densification is the economical, in comparison to the social perspective.

Main title:Förtätning ur ett socialt perspektiv
Authors:Markström, Lisa
Supervisor:Lindholm, Gunilla
Examiner:Lieberg, Mats
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LARKA Landscape Architecture - Master's Programme, Alnarp (admitted before July 1, 2007) 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:Förtätning, Socialt perspektiv, Hållbar utveckling, Stadsplanering, Planeringsstrategi
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Social sciences, humanities and education
Deposited On:07 Jun 2010 09:29
Metadata Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 14:14

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