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Förtätning som hållbar stadsplaneringsmetod - en studie om hur tjänstemän på stadsbyggnadskontoret i Lunds kommun behandlar social hållbarhet i samband med förtätning av staden

Nilsson, Malin LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Densification is used as a sustainable urban planning strategy in many municipalities in Sweden. This paper aims to investigate how officials at the urban planning office in Lund handles the social dimension of sustainable development in the planning process regarding densification, and the challenges and obstacles that they face. Theories of current planning ideology and norms together with theories of social sustainability and densification works as a theoretical background and puts the study into a broader scientific discussion. The research approach was qualitative and a case study worked as the method. The materials that have been used and examined are planning documents from the municipality in Lund and interviews with two officials... (More)
Densification is used as a sustainable urban planning strategy in many municipalities in Sweden. This paper aims to investigate how officials at the urban planning office in Lund handles the social dimension of sustainable development in the planning process regarding densification, and the challenges and obstacles that they face. Theories of current planning ideology and norms together with theories of social sustainability and densification works as a theoretical background and puts the study into a broader scientific discussion. The research approach was qualitative and a case study worked as the method. The materials that have been used and examined are planning documents from the municipality in Lund and interviews with two officials at the planning office. The result of the study shows that officials in Lund do not follow any specific strategies as they work towards social sustainability. Densification as a planning method is complex due to existing guidelines and norms being confusing and diverse which often makes it hard to implement social sustainable aspects. Also, political obstacles together with the confusion of social sustainability as a concept makes it complicated. However, the result of the study shows that officials at the urban planning office are well aware of the obstacles and many aspects of social sustainability. (Less)
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Nilsson, Malin LU
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SGEL36 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Social sustainability, densification, urban planning, sustainable urban development, Lund municipality Social hållbarhet, förtätning, stadsplanering, hållbar stadsutveckling, Lunds kommun
language
Swedish
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8942042
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2018-06-07 12:11:21
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2018-06-07 12:11:21
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  abstract     = {Densification is used as a sustainable urban planning strategy in many municipalities in Sweden. This paper aims to investigate how officials at the urban planning office in Lund handles the social dimension of sustainable development in the planning process regarding densification, and the challenges and obstacles that they face. Theories of current planning ideology and norms together with theories of social sustainability and densification works as a theoretical background and puts the study into a broader scientific discussion. The research approach was qualitative and a case study worked as the method. The materials that have been used and examined are planning documents from the municipality in Lund and interviews with two officials at the planning office. The result of the study shows that officials in Lund do not follow any specific strategies as they work towards social sustainability. Densification as a planning method is complex due to existing guidelines and norms being confusing and diverse which often makes it hard to implement social sustainable aspects. Also, political obstacles together with the confusion of social sustainability as a concept makes it complicated. However, the result of the study shows that officials at the urban planning office are well aware of the obstacles and many aspects of social sustainability.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Malin},
  keyword      = {Social sustainability,densification,urban planning,sustainable urban development,Lund municipality Social hållbarhet,förtätning,stadsplanering,hållbar stadsutveckling,Lunds kommun},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förtätning som hållbar stadsplaneringsmetod - en studie om hur tjänstemän på stadsbyggnadskontoret i Lunds kommun behandlar social hållbarhet i samband med förtätning av staden},
  year         = {2018},
}