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Skånes landsbygd(er) - om landsbygdsutveckling och urban norm i det flerkärniga skåne

Perry, Johanna LU (2018) SGEL36 20181
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Urbanization is a strongly fortified global trend. The Swedish population is increasing; however, many municipalities are faced with declining populations. Currently, regional imbalance and rural development is given more room in the social- and political debate. While rurality is often mentioned with negative emphasis, urbanity gets associated with prosperity and thus sets the norm. The region of Scania has a unique urban structure, whereon Skåne Regional
Council endorses a polycentric development model as a mean to achieve regional balance. This thesis investigates the municipal and local strive towards rural development in the municipalities of Östra Göinge and Trelleborg. The study is also an attempt to examine if and how an urban... (More)
Urbanization is a strongly fortified global trend. The Swedish population is increasing; however, many municipalities are faced with declining populations. Currently, regional imbalance and rural development is given more room in the social- and political debate. While rurality is often mentioned with negative emphasis, urbanity gets associated with prosperity and thus sets the norm. The region of Scania has a unique urban structure, whereon Skåne Regional
Council endorses a polycentric development model as a mean to achieve regional balance. This thesis investigates the municipal and local strive towards rural development in the municipalities of Östra Göinge and Trelleborg. The study is also an attempt to examine if and how an urban norm is identified in rural strategies, as conveyed through municipal masterplans. To answer this question primary data was collected through interviews with representatives from local groups in Östra Göinge and Trelleborg. To identify rural development strategies and the possible presence of an urban norm in the municipal master plans, a textual analysis was conducted. This was further supplemented by a literature review on the theoretical framework
of this thesis, urban norm and polycentrism. The findings imply that both municipalities rely on the polycentric model as a guideline for rural development on a regional, municipal and local scale. The result also shows a big diversity
in rurality each with various preconditions and limitations, often overshadowed by the presence of an urban norm. (Less)
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author
Perry, Johanna LU
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organization
course
SGEL36 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Rural areas, Rural development, Urban norm, Polycentricity, Scania, Landsbygd, Landsbygdsutveckling, Polycentrism, Skåne
language
Swedish
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8942160
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2018-06-04 11:26:50
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  abstract     = {Urbanization is a strongly fortified global trend. The Swedish population is increasing; however, many municipalities are faced with declining populations. Currently, regional imbalance and rural development is given more room in the social- and political debate. While rurality is often mentioned with negative emphasis, urbanity gets associated with prosperity and thus sets the norm. The region of Scania has a unique urban structure, whereon Skåne Regional
Council endorses a polycentric development model as a mean to achieve regional balance. This thesis investigates the municipal and local strive towards rural development in the municipalities of Östra Göinge and Trelleborg. The study is also an attempt to examine if and how an urban norm is identified in rural strategies, as conveyed through municipal masterplans. To answer this question primary data was collected through interviews with representatives from local groups in Östra Göinge and Trelleborg. To identify rural development strategies and the possible presence of an urban norm in the municipal master plans, a textual analysis was conducted. This was further supplemented by a literature review on the theoretical framework
of this thesis, urban norm and polycentrism. The findings imply that both municipalities rely on the polycentric model as a guideline for rural development on a regional, municipal and local scale. The result also shows a big diversity
in rurality each with various preconditions and limitations, often overshadowed by the presence of an urban norm.},
  author       = {Perry, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Rural areas,Rural development,Urban norm,Polycentricity,Scania,Landsbygd,Landsbygdsutveckling,Polycentrism,Skåne},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skånes landsbygd(er) - om landsbygdsutveckling och urban norm i det flerkärniga skåne},
  year         = {2018},
}