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Den gröna huvudstaden: Grönstrukturens roll i planeringen av förtätningsprojektet Hagastaden

Högberg, Maria LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Hagastaden is a urban construction project for housing and workplaces, divided between the municipalities Solna stad and Stockholms stad, in Sweden. The building started in 2017 and will be finished in 2025. The project involves many actors including the municipalities. Hagastaden is supposed to be a very densified area, which is stated by the Stockholm municipality it self will lead to a smaller parkarea than needed. The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of why deficiencies may occur regarding the inclusion and planning of green structures in a new district area where densification is distinctive. I have conducted two interviews with two officials working at different departments at Stockholm municipality, both... (More)
Hagastaden is a urban construction project for housing and workplaces, divided between the municipalities Solna stad and Stockholms stad, in Sweden. The building started in 2017 and will be finished in 2025. The project involves many actors including the municipalities. Hagastaden is supposed to be a very densified area, which is stated by the Stockholm municipality it self will lead to a smaller parkarea than needed. The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of why deficiencies may occur regarding the inclusion and planning of green structures in a new district area where densification is distinctive. I have conducted two interviews with two officials working at different departments at Stockholm municipality, both connected with the project of Hagastaden but in different ways. Through discourse analysis, planning documents regarding Hagastaden and the municipality’s visions of greenery is examined. The theory is grounded in the discussion Alexander Ståhle (2005) does in his dissertation, regarding use value, access of and offer/demand of green spaces in the context of cities. The questions of interest is 1) how is green structured discussed in relation to densification and urban development in the planning of Hagastaden? and 2) what causes may there be when a lack of green structure in urban construction projects appear?
The answer of the first question is that Stockholm municipality is viewing the greenery as a big part of the unifying of the many districts in the city. The purpose is that the social aspect of sustainability will rise, but through the study of planning documents and interviews, the social aspect is one of the aspects of the sustainability that will fail due to lack of green spaces such as parks. The answer of the second question is that the lack of green spaces is most prominent when talkning about the parks as a quantity, not as a quality. The lack of parks also appears in the analysis of city structure and accessibility to reach one park to others. When a city structure is ”good” in this case, the lack of functions in one park, such as Norra Stationsparken, might be found in another park near by. If this is the case, the lack of functions in a park is overlooked by the municipality. (Less)
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Högberg, Maria LU
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SGEL36 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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green space, city densification, parks, Hagastaden, planning, Solna, Stockholm
language
Swedish
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8942093
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  abstract     = {Hagastaden is a urban construction project for housing and workplaces, divided between the municipalities Solna stad and Stockholms stad, in Sweden. The building started in 2017 and will be finished in 2025. The project involves many actors including the municipalities. Hagastaden is supposed to be a very densified area, which is stated by the Stockholm municipality it self will lead to a smaller parkarea than needed. The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of why deficiencies may occur regarding the inclusion and planning of green structures in a new district area where densification is distinctive. I have conducted two interviews with two officials working at different departments at Stockholm municipality, both connected with the project of Hagastaden but in different ways. Through discourse analysis, planning documents regarding Hagastaden and the municipality’s visions of greenery is examined. The theory is grounded in the discussion Alexander Ståhle (2005) does in his dissertation, regarding use value, access of and offer/demand of green spaces in the context of cities. The questions of interest is 1) how is green structured discussed in relation to densification and urban development in the planning of Hagastaden? and 2) what causes may there be when a lack of green structure in urban construction projects appear?
The answer of the first question is that Stockholm municipality is viewing the greenery as a big part of the unifying of the many districts in the city. The purpose is that the social aspect of sustainability will rise, but through the study of planning documents and interviews, the social aspect is one of the aspects of the sustainability that will fail due to lack of green spaces such as parks. The answer of the second question is that the lack of green spaces is most prominent when talkning about the parks as a quantity, not as a quality. The lack of parks also appears in the analysis of city structure and accessibility to reach one park to others. When a city structure is ”good” in this case, the lack of functions in one park, such as Norra Stationsparken, might be found in another park near by. If this is the case, the lack of functions in a park is overlooked by the municipality.},
  author       = {Högberg, Maria},
  keyword      = {green space,city densification,parks,Hagastaden,planning,Solna,Stockholm},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den gröna huvudstaden: Grönstrukturens roll i planeringen av förtätningsprojektet Hagastaden},
  year         = {2018},
}