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Davidsson, Fanny, 2009. En studie av Växjö stadspark : med fokus på rekreation och sociala värden. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)

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Abstract

Many people choose to live in urban environments. Since everyday life in many cities is characterized by a high pace it is important that good recreational areas, with the possibility of recovery, are available to the population.
This paper is based on a case study of Växjö city park, which is the area surrounding the lake Växjösjön. The park and the lake are of great importance to the citizens. The lake Växjösjön has for a long time been affected by eutrophication, which has caused major problems as algal blooms and fish mortality. An extensive lake restoration was carried out in the 1990s in order to save the lake. Afterwards, extensive work with the design of the surrounding environment has been made.
Through a survey among the users of the park, I study how people use and perceive the environment around the lake. The aim is to identify the recreational and social values such an environment can offer the inhabitants of the city. I describe a walk around the lake to give an idea of how the city park is designed, and how the environment can provide the conditions for recreation and social activities.
The eight park characters, developed by Patrik Grahn have significance for the use of parks. These characters are presented briefly in this paper and applied to the survey to study whether some of them can be found in the park.
According to my appraisal, Växjö city park has several areas with characteristics matching the park characters. With several characters represented, the park creates possibilities to provide for the recreational needs of a greater number of people. Moreover, it contributes to the park being appreciated by many, and thus also creates
social values.

Main title:En studie av Växjö stadspark
Subtitle:med fokus på rekreation och sociala värden
Authors:Davidsson, Fanny
Supervisor:Bengtsson, Petra
Examiner:Delshammar, Tim
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:Växjö stadspark, miljöpsykologi, rekreation, sociala värden, parkkaraktärer, parker
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-74
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-74
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:15 May 2009 06:08
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:08

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