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Perception of a City’s Extent

Ulfgren, Jessica LU (2013) SGEL36 20131
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The thesis is about the perceived extent of a city in comparison to the administrative city limits. This thesis primarily based on an opinion poll with 500 respondents that was conducted in the Malmö region in May 2013 and sets out to map the perceived city extent of the city of Malmö. Furthermore, a comparison is made with the findings from an identical opinion poll made in the Stockholm region. The aim is to examine if there is a difference between the administrative city extent and the perceived city extent as well as factors that seem to influence the perception of city. The thesis concludes that there are observable gaps between perceived city extent and administrative city extent and that these gaps consist of both under- and... (More)
The thesis is about the perceived extent of a city in comparison to the administrative city limits. This thesis primarily based on an opinion poll with 500 respondents that was conducted in the Malmö region in May 2013 and sets out to map the perceived city extent of the city of Malmö. Furthermore, a comparison is made with the findings from an identical opinion poll made in the Stockholm region. The aim is to examine if there is a difference between the administrative city extent and the perceived city extent as well as factors that seem to influence the perception of city. The thesis concludes that there are observable gaps between perceived city extent and administrative city extent and that these gaps consist of both under- and overestimations of the perceived city. (Less)
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author
Ulfgren, Jessica LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEL36 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
urban planning, innovation, urban identity, social cohesion, city extent, perception, and opinion poll
language
English
id
3803283
date added to LUP
2013-09-12 11:45:53
date last changed
2013-09-12 13:38:30
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  abstract     = {The thesis is about the perceived extent of a city in comparison to the administrative city limits. This thesis primarily based on an opinion poll with 500 respondents that was conducted in the Malmö region in May 2013 and sets out to map the perceived city extent of the city of Malmö. Furthermore, a comparison is made with the findings from an identical opinion poll made in the Stockholm region. The aim is to examine if there is a difference between the administrative city extent and the perceived city extent as well as factors that seem to influence the perception of city. The thesis concludes that there are observable gaps between perceived city extent and administrative city extent and that these gaps consist of both under- and overestimations of the perceived city.},
  author       = {Ulfgren, Jessica},
  keyword      = {urban planning,innovation,urban identity,social cohesion,city extent,perception,and opinion poll},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Perception of a City’s Extent},
  year         = {2013},
}