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Chimura, Rie, 2023. Designing intermediate community use during Brownfield phytoremediation in the post-industrial urban redevelopment project : a Case Study in Nyhamnen, Malmö. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



Malmö, once flourished with industries, has been transitioning since its decline in the 1980s. The
redevelopment of Nyhamnen, one of the post-industrial areas, started in 2018 to accommodate the
expected increasing population until 2050.
The City of Malmö focuses on redeveloping within instead of expanding the city. Land reuse is
efficient; however, there is an issue of contamination from previous industrial use. The risk
classification phase 1 of MIFO, A Methodology for Inventory of Contaminated Areas, divides
brownfields into four categories. The two highly contaminated groups become the target for
remedial actions, and the two less polluted groups are often left behind. It leads to moderately
contaminated sites, the highest in case numbers, being left untouched.
Phytoremediation, in-situ remediation utilising the plant mechanism to absorb or decompose
contamination, is an environmentally and economically friendly method. It may take an extended
application period, depending on the condition. Hence, this thesis investigates phytoremediation's
applicability in a long-term redevelopment plan.
Furthermore, this paper explores the potential of community creation through phytoremediation
and community gardening as an instance of bottom-up initiation. The long-term application of
phytoremediation may allow community development in a newly developing area. Container
community gardening, which does not choose on-site soil conditions, is flexible and contributes to
community formation that individualisation alienated.
Communities in society are fundamental in supporting autonomous behaviour and being active
citizens. By understanding behaviours, sense of place, communication and the supporting system,
Landscape Architecture may encourage forming a space for communities.
A design as an example of intermediate community spatial use during phytoremediation conducts
on the brownfield Medusa 1 in Nyhamnen. There is a potential for phytoremediation’s application
in Nyhamnen, Malmö, in line with the aims of the City of Malmö and the County Administrative
Board of Scania, despite the difficulties of project planning in terms of time and technique.
Community gardening, an example of intermediate use of brownfields, may contribute to
community formation and promote active citizen engagement by supporting their autonomous

Main title:Designing intermediate community use during Brownfield phytoremediation in the post-industrial urban redevelopment project
Subtitle:a Case Study in Nyhamnen, Malmö
Authors:Chimura, Rie
Supervisor:Diedrich, Lisa Babette
Examiner:Cerwén, Gunnar and Alfengård, Matilda
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2023
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:applicability analysis of phytoremediation, brownfield, intermediate community use, landscape architecture, post-industrial city of Malmö, sense of place
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