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Part-time amenity migrants: Revealing the importance of second homes for senior residents in a transit-oriented development

Qviström, Mattias and Bengtsson, Jens and Vicenzotti, Vera (2016). Part-time amenity migrants: Revealing the importance of second homes for senior residents in a transit-oriented development. Land use policy. 56, 169-178
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.05.001

Abstract

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has been proposed as a model for sustainable urban and regional development beyond the troubled heritage of modernistic planning. Key to TOD is mixed use and reduced dependence on private cars. However, functionalistic land-use divides persist in the principles of TOD, such as the division between leisure and work and between permanent residences and second homes. These divides relate to, and are emphasised by, a strong focus on urban qualities within the TOD discourse, while discussions on landscape amenities are set aside. Following recent research on compensation theory and amenity migration, this study argues that densification of TODs could increase residents' dependency on second homes in the countryside. The study provides insights gained from semi structured interviews with senior residents in newly-built apartments and houses in a TOD location in Sweden. The interviews revealed how the importance of multiple dwellings is enhanced by the densification project and how car dependency is built into the model. The term 'part-time amenity migrant' has been coined to describe this phenomenon and increase awareness of landscape amenities in TOD locations.

Authors/Creators:Qviström, Mattias and Bengtsson, Jens and Vicenzotti, Vera
Title:Part-time amenity migrants: Revealing the importance of second homes for senior residents in a transit-oriented development
Series/Journal:Land use policy (0264-8377)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:56
Page range:169-178
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0264-8377
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Keywords:Amenity migration, Compact cities, Compensation theory, Landscape amenities, Sustainable transportation, Young pensioners
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3954
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3954
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000379557000016
DOIUNSPECIFIED
ID Code:14048
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:16 Feb 2017 12:38
Metadata Last Modified:16 Feb 2017 12:38

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