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Hållbar klimatanpassning i Helsingborg: Hur Helsingborgs stads klimatanpassning påverkar hållbarhetskonflikter

Matteoni, Iris LU (2021) SGEL36 20202
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to research how the conflicts presented in the Planner’s triangle, by Scott Campbell, can be managed or inflamed by climate adaptation tactics. Conflicts can arise between social, ecological, and economical sustainability. To accomplish this aim, a case study of Oceanhamnen in Helsingborg municipality, located in Southern Sweden, is employed. The thesis is based on qualitative methods where three semi-structured interviews were conducted with employees of the municipality along with data gathered from Helsingborg’s documents concerning planning. Theory and practice of climate adaptation is considered and consists of methods for soft and hard measures as well as approaches based on retreating, defending, or... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to research how the conflicts presented in the Planner’s triangle, by Scott Campbell, can be managed or inflamed by climate adaptation tactics. Conflicts can arise between social, ecological, and economical sustainability. To accomplish this aim, a case study of Oceanhamnen in Helsingborg municipality, located in Southern Sweden, is employed. The thesis is based on qualitative methods where three semi-structured interviews were conducted with employees of the municipality along with data gathered from Helsingborg’s documents concerning planning. Theory and practice of climate adaptation is considered and consists of methods for soft and hard measures as well as approaches based on retreating, defending, or attacking.
The research question to be answered is: how can climate adaptation increase or decrease conflicts of sustainability? This question is sought to be answered both in relation to Helsingborg in general as well as with the specific focus on Oceanhamnen. This study aims to give a broader understanding of how climate adaptation strategies can contribute to creating harmony or strife between sustainability goals.
The result shows that depending on what strategies that are chosen to deal with rising sea levels, conflicts in sustainable development can either be enflamed or dampened. The ambition from Helsingborg municipality is to have a balance between the three aspects regarding priority but in coastal adaptation planning economical sustainability is given a larger role whilst social sustainability is largely neglected. This thesis showed that, depending on given physical conditions, climate adaptation can be used as a motor to either improve or hinder sustainable development from the Planner’s triangle perspective. (Less)
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Matteoni, Iris LU
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SGEL36 20202
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Helsingborg, sea level rise, sustainable development, climate adaptation, Planner’s triangle
language
Swedish
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9035055
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to research how the conflicts presented in the Planner’s triangle, by Scott Campbell, can be managed or inflamed by climate adaptation tactics. Conflicts can arise between social, ecological, and economical sustainability. To accomplish this aim, a case study of Oceanhamnen in Helsingborg municipality, located in Southern Sweden, is employed. The thesis is based on qualitative methods where three semi-structured interviews were conducted with employees of the municipality along with data gathered from Helsingborg’s documents concerning planning. Theory and practice of climate adaptation is considered and consists of methods for soft and hard measures as well as approaches based on retreating, defending, or attacking. 
The research question to be answered is: how can climate adaptation increase or decrease conflicts of sustainability? This question is sought to be answered both in relation to Helsingborg in general as well as with the specific focus on Oceanhamnen. This study aims to give a broader understanding of how climate adaptation strategies can contribute to creating harmony or strife between sustainability goals. 
The result shows that depending on what strategies that are chosen to deal with rising sea levels, conflicts in sustainable development can either be enflamed or dampened. The ambition from Helsingborg municipality is to have a balance between the three aspects regarding priority but in coastal adaptation planning economical sustainability is given a larger role whilst social sustainability is largely neglected. This thesis showed that, depending on given physical conditions, climate adaptation can be used as a motor to either improve or hinder sustainable development from the Planner’s triangle perspective.},
  author       = {Matteoni, Iris},
  keyword      = {Helsingborg,sea level rise,sustainable development,climate adaptation,Planner’s triangle},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hållbar klimatanpassning i Helsingborg: Hur Helsingborgs stads klimatanpassning påverkar hållbarhetskonflikter},
  year         = {2021},
}