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Höghastighetsjärnväg i en svensk kontext - potentiella vinnare och förlorare analyserat utifrån ett regionalt perspektiv

Simonsson, Ludvig LU (2016) SGEL36 20161
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This paper concerns the possible regional implications of high speed rail on medium sized cities in Sweden and attempts to analyze both possible impacts for the medium-sized cities part of a high speed network, as well as for those cities not part of such infrastructure. The chosen research question highlights precisely the above mentioned topic, with international experiences from high speed rail as a background to the analysis and with the theory of polycentricity as the framework for the analysis. To be able to conduct the analysis properly it has been necessary to study a diverse range of documents and literature on the subject of high speed rail. Public documents from municipalities as well as from planning departments on a regional... (More)
This paper concerns the possible regional implications of high speed rail on medium sized cities in Sweden and attempts to analyze both possible impacts for the medium-sized cities part of a high speed network, as well as for those cities not part of such infrastructure. The chosen research question highlights precisely the above mentioned topic, with international experiences from high speed rail as a background to the analysis and with the theory of polycentricity as the framework for the analysis. To be able to conduct the analysis properly it has been necessary to study a diverse range of documents and literature on the subject of high speed rail. Public documents from municipalities as well as from planning departments on a regional level, describing these offices own analysis of the proposed high-speed rail project, has been studied for this paper. Also research conducted on international cases where this kind of infrastructure has been implemented and used for several decades, has formed the empirical foundation and constitutes the chosen method, namely document-analysis. The conclusion in this paper is that the construction of a high-speed rail network would probably be beneficial for the largest cities and not have polycentric effects in the sense of spreading growth and make the space more equal between the largest cities and the small- and medium sized ones. The conclusion lands in the occurrence of polarizing spatial effects due to the increased access and reduced travel time between cities and regions which draws economic activities and growth away from medium-sized cities to the largest ones. (Less)
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author
Simonsson, Ludvig LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEL36 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
High-Speed Rail, Polycentricity, Polycentrism, Spatial, Polarization, Centralization, Sweden
language
Swedish
id
8874924
date added to LUP
2016-06-09 12:42:37
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2016-06-09 12:42:37
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  abstract     = {This paper concerns the possible regional implications of high speed rail on medium sized cities in Sweden and attempts to analyze both possible impacts for the medium-sized cities part of a high speed network, as well as for those cities not part of such infrastructure. The chosen research question highlights precisely the above mentioned topic, with international experiences from high speed rail as a background to the analysis and with the theory of polycentricity as the framework for the analysis. To be able to conduct the analysis properly it has been necessary to study a diverse range of documents and literature on the subject of high speed rail. Public documents from municipalities as well as from planning departments on a regional level, describing these offices own analysis of the proposed high-speed rail project, has been studied for this paper. Also research conducted on international cases where this kind of infrastructure has been implemented and used for several decades, has formed the empirical foundation and constitutes the chosen method, namely document-analysis. The conclusion in this paper is that the construction of a high-speed rail network would probably be beneficial for the largest cities and not have polycentric effects in the sense of spreading growth and make the space more equal between the largest cities and the small- and medium sized ones. The conclusion lands in the occurrence of polarizing spatial effects due to the increased access and reduced travel time between cities and regions which draws economic activities and growth away from medium-sized cities to the largest ones.},
  author       = {Simonsson, Ludvig},
  keyword      = {High-Speed Rail,Polycentricity,Polycentrism,Spatial,Polarization,Centralization,Sweden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Höghastighetsjärnväg i en svensk kontext - potentiella vinnare och förlorare analyserat utifrån ett regionalt perspektiv},
  year         = {2016},
}