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Göteborg och maktlandskapet - höghus som symbol och medel i en global konkurrens

Widmark, Paula LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This Bachelor thesis aims to analyse how the city of Gothenburg can be seen as a landscape of power and how this landscape might change due to the construction of the new CBD area called RegionCity, located just behind the central station. From the end of the 1970s, the city has developed from being an industrial city to become a post-industrial city. This has led to a new planning discourse characterized by place branding and a for the historical city unfamiliar construction of skyscrapers. The RegionCity development is called a ‘kick start’ for the new economic growth Gothenburg ‘must’ achieve to become an attractive destination for international businesses. This change the spatial power relations that characterizes the city centre today... (More)
This Bachelor thesis aims to analyse how the city of Gothenburg can be seen as a landscape of power and how this landscape might change due to the construction of the new CBD area called RegionCity, located just behind the central station. From the end of the 1970s, the city has developed from being an industrial city to become a post-industrial city. This has led to a new planning discourse characterized by place branding and a for the historical city unfamiliar construction of skyscrapers. The RegionCity development is called a ‘kick start’ for the new economic growth Gothenburg ‘must’ achieve to become an attractive destination for international businesses. This change the spatial power relations that characterizes the city centre today and both Jernhusen, the project developer, and the city of Gothenburg sees this as a symbol for a new epoch. Hence, RegionCity will change the urban landscape, as it expresses, represents and is used as an instrument for a new kind of economic and political aim to become a global competitive city. (Less)
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author
Widmark, Paula LU
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SGEL36 20181
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gothenburg, Urban Planning, Landscape, Landscape of power, Entrepreneurial Urbanism
language
Swedish
id
8941996
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2018-06-04 11:16:20
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  abstract     = {This Bachelor thesis aims to analyse how the city of Gothenburg can be seen as a landscape of power and how this landscape might change due to the construction of the new CBD area called RegionCity, located just behind the central station. From the end of the 1970s, the city has developed from being an industrial city to become a post-industrial city. This has led to a new planning discourse characterized by place branding and a for the historical city unfamiliar construction of skyscrapers. The RegionCity development is called a ‘kick start’ for the new economic growth Gothenburg ‘must’ achieve to become an attractive destination for international businesses. This change the spatial power relations that characterizes the city centre today and both Jernhusen, the project developer, and the city of Gothenburg sees this as a symbol for a new epoch. Hence, RegionCity will change the urban landscape, as it expresses, represents and is used as an instrument for a new kind of economic and political aim to become a global competitive city.},
  author       = {Widmark, Paula},
  keyword      = {Gothenburg,Urban Planning,Landscape,Landscape of power,Entrepreneurial Urbanism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Göteborg och maktlandskapet - höghus som symbol och medel i en global konkurrens},
  year         = {2018},
}