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Peterson, Linda, 2011. Karlskrona: örlogsstad och världsarv : en fallstudie om stadsidentitet. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



In 1998, 'the Naval Port of Karlskrona' was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and thus, it is equally protected as China’s Great Wall and the Pyramids of Egypt.
The essay is a case study of Karlskrona, one of Sweden's most well planned cities, where famous urban planners and architects such as Erik Dahlberg and Nicodemus Tessin the Elder has been involved.
Today, Karlskrona is a rather unknown small town in Sweden's outskirts, where population growth has been a problem. When Karlskrona was founded, in the late 17th century, Sweden was a major power. The Blekinge archipelago was in the middle of the Baltic dominion and Karlskrona represented a midpoint in the kingdom. Therefore, Karlskrona has a small town charm with the history and style of a cosmopolitan city.
By initially studying how the town’s character of today is expressed, the history of Karlskrona is explored. Through literature studies and interviews, I try to understand how the original idea behind the city's function and vision of urban life is connected to the Karlskrona of our time.
In this essay, I intend to bring a sense of the importance of town identity in urban planning. Karlskrona is being developed from a closed naval town, with a strong influence of the military, to an open tourist and summer resort. Until the mid-1990's, all foreigners was prohibited from visiting the archipelago, which belonged to the military area. As a World Heritage Site, Karlskrona has received considerable publicity and an increased tourism. In order to benefit this industry, reduced military activities has been essential.

Main title:Karlskrona: örlogsstad och världsarv
Subtitle:en fallstudie om stadsidentitet
Authors:Peterson, Linda
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:stadsplanering, stadsidentitet, örlogsstad, världsarv, kulturarv, fallstudie, Karlskrona
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:08 Jun 2011 08:17
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:20

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