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Öhrström, Sanne, 2013. Planning for wind power as a basis for multifunctional landscape design. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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Wind power is a growing industry, which has an increasing impact on our landscapes. Many articles and papers have been published about public acceptance and the importance to consider the wider landscape when placing turbines.
Surprisingly though is the lacking of wind power integration research – not visually, but functionally. This work and analysis has identified processes and working tools which should be incorporated in the planning procedure. Having wind power as a backbone landscape design becomes most interesting. There are many limiting regulations to consider, often leading to a negative planning approach today, where a design study may give new views to approach specific projects.

As analysis provides the framework for this design proposition, it can be argued that analysis and design has been developed simultaneously, in contrary to the
traditional sequential way of planning where the limiting factors are the first to be explored. Further, this thesis argues that it is possible to utilise opportunities in the
development phase of infrastructure projects like wind power to initiate i.e. ecological enhancement projects. All new infrastructure developments there are facing opportunities and threats. Analysing the situation at hand, development can really take off when there is a lot to gain. This research clearly shows that wind power and i.e. ecological/recreational developments can benefit from each other and even depend on one another. For example, the monocultural land between Lomma and Lund can, with relatively small ecological and cultural operations,
become a lively and well-visited landscape by the support of wind power.

Main title:Planning for wind power as a basis for multifunctional landscape design
Authors:Öhrström, Sanne
Supervisor:Hammarlund, Karin and Larsson, Lars
Examiner:Larsson, Anders and Sarlöv-Herlin, Ingrid
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM006 Landscape Architecture 120 HEC
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:wind power, integrated landscape, planning, design, multifunctionality, Höje å, ecology, river restoration, synergetic landscape, landscape analysis
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2936
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2936
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Language:English
Deposited On:09 Dec 2013 15:13
Metadata Last Modified:09 Dec 2013 15:13

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