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City's Neighborhood development: False images and forgotten identities

Lundberg, Sara LU (2011) SGEM02 20111
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to identify and analyze how neighborhood development can affect the image of and the identity in a neighborhood. An empirical study needed to complement the theory. The choice to do the field study in Helsingborg, Sweden is based on the fact that it is a city that is developing rapidly; it is working on being more attractive nationally. Helsingborg’s position in the area of Öresundsregion might profit further development. The thesis identifies the importance of working with image and identity within neighborhoods that are under development. Moreover the study adds a perspective to the research by showing how work done by the Ministry of Urban Planning as well as housing companies affect how the residents meet... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to identify and analyze how neighborhood development can affect the image of and the identity in a neighborhood. An empirical study needed to complement the theory. The choice to do the field study in Helsingborg, Sweden is based on the fact that it is a city that is developing rapidly; it is working on being more attractive nationally. Helsingborg’s position in the area of Öresundsregion might profit further development. The thesis identifies the importance of working with image and identity within neighborhoods that are under development. Moreover the study adds a perspective to the research by showing how work done by the Ministry of Urban Planning as well as housing companies affect how the residents meet the changes and how media decide to present them. I found that the main goal with neighborhood development in Helsingborg is to create physical attractive neighborhoods that are economical gaining. Another important conclusion is the
lack of focus on soft factors such as image and identity when going through neighborhood development. (Less)
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author
Lundberg, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEM02 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
city development, neighborhood development, identity, neighborhood, place marketing, sense of place, image
language
English
id
1775669
date added to LUP
2011-02-18 14:09:36
date last changed
2011-02-18 14:09:36
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to identify and analyze how neighborhood development can affect the image of and the identity in a neighborhood.  An empirical study needed to complement the theory. The choice to do the field study in Helsingborg, Sweden is based on the fact that it is a city that is developing rapidly; it is working on being more attractive nationally. Helsingborg’s position in the area of Öresundsregion might profit further development. The thesis identifies the importance of working with image and identity within neighborhoods that are under development. Moreover the study adds a perspective to the research by showing how work done by the Ministry of Urban Planning as well as housing companies affect how the residents meet the changes and how media decide to present them. I found that the main goal with neighborhood development in Helsingborg is to create physical attractive neighborhoods that are economical gaining. Another important conclusion is the 
lack of focus on soft factors such as image and identity when going through neighborhood development.},
  author       = {Lundberg, Sara},
  keyword      = {city 
development,neighborhood development,identity,neighborhood,place marketing,sense of place,image},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {City's Neighborhood development: False images and forgotten identities},
  year         = {2011},
}