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Monokultur och samhällsplanering - en fallstudie om hur monokultur beaktas i Landskrona stads samhällsplanering

Alentun, Celina LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This case study aims to add to the existing knowledge on monoculture in Sweden by investigating which approach Landskrona Municipality has on the topic, and how it is manifested in the municipality’s urban and regional planning. Landskrona has a long history of rationalized agricultural practices strongly characterized by monoculture to provide Sweden with cash crops for self-sufficiency on food and export. Monoculture is an intensive agricultural method heavily reliant on modern agricultural technologies and inputs. This study thus seeks to explore if the municipality considers monoculture to be an issue, and if so how the municipality handles monoculture, as well as how it is valued in relation to other issues within the municipality’s... (More)
This case study aims to add to the existing knowledge on monoculture in Sweden by investigating which approach Landskrona Municipality has on the topic, and how it is manifested in the municipality’s urban and regional planning. Landskrona has a long history of rationalized agricultural practices strongly characterized by monoculture to provide Sweden with cash crops for self-sufficiency on food and export. Monoculture is an intensive agricultural method heavily reliant on modern agricultural technologies and inputs. This study thus seeks to explore if the municipality considers monoculture to be an issue, and if so how the municipality handles monoculture, as well as how it is valued in relation to other issues within the municipality’s planning. I have therefore answered the research question: How does Landskrona Municipality consider monoculture in its urban and regional planning?

A document analysis based on three of Landskrona Municipality’s planning documents was conducted in order to answer the research questions. The findings from the analysis have been discussed in context of previous research as well as within a conceptual and theoretical framework. From the analysis, this study concludes that Landskrona Municipality does not consider monoculture itself as a problem. The study moreover argues that monoculture must be identified as a problem by the municipality itself in order to address monoculture and its effects on the biosphere. Furthermore, the study has identified at least two main reasons that could affect the municipality’s approach to monoculture. One reason being that the approach is highly shaped by the global market, and the other reason being the municipality’s geographical location and regional context. (Less)
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author
Alentun, Celina LU
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organization
course
SGEL36 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Monoculture, Ecosystem services, Sustainable development, Landskrona Municipality
language
Swedish
id
8941986
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2018-06-07 12:10:23
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2018-06-07 12:10:23
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  abstract     = {This case study aims to add to the existing knowledge on monoculture in Sweden by investigating which approach Landskrona Municipality has on the topic, and how it is manifested in the municipality’s urban and regional planning. Landskrona has a long history of rationalized agricultural practices strongly characterized by monoculture to provide Sweden with cash crops for self-sufficiency on food and export. Monoculture is an intensive agricultural method heavily reliant on modern agricultural technologies and inputs. This study thus seeks to explore if the municipality considers monoculture to be an issue, and if so how the municipality handles monoculture, as well as how it is valued in relation to other issues within the municipality’s planning. I have therefore answered the research question: How does Landskrona Municipality consider monoculture in its urban and regional planning?

A document analysis based on three of Landskrona Municipality’s planning documents was conducted in order to answer the research questions. The findings from the analysis have been discussed in context of previous research as well as within a conceptual and theoretical framework. From the analysis, this study concludes that Landskrona Municipality does not consider monoculture itself as a problem. The study moreover argues that monoculture must be identified as a problem by the municipality itself in order to address monoculture and its effects on the biosphere. Furthermore, the study has identified at least two main reasons that could affect the municipality’s approach to monoculture. One reason being that the approach is highly shaped by the global market, and the other reason being the municipality’s geographical location and regional context.},
  author       = {Alentun, Celina},
  keyword      = {Monoculture,Ecosystem services,Sustainable development,Landskrona Municipality},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Monokultur och samhällsplanering - en fallstudie om hur monokultur beaktas i Landskrona stads samhällsplanering},
  year         = {2018},
}