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Participatory green structure planning for linking urban and rural landscapes - a case study from Ronneby, Sweden.

Mellqvist, Helena and Søderkvist Kristensen, Lone and Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Cecil (2016). Participatory green structure planning for linking urban and rural landscapes - a case study from Ronneby, Sweden. The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 2016:3, 71-96
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Abstract

Green structure planning has mainly been an instrument for urban planning as well as for developing and managing urban green spaces and green structures. This paper explores the potential of green structure planning for urban-rural integration in landscape development. This is studied for the case of a municipality-wide planning project in Ronneby, southern Sweden. Applying a policy and governance “arrangement model”, the paper investigates the social and inclusive dimensions of the proposed planning approach. The working method for developing Ronneby’s green structure plan has been highly participatory, aimed at creating a visionary document in which the respective qualities of rural and urban areas are mutually strengthening. Walk-and-talks were arranged with local “connoisseurs” across the municipality for identifying the most important places, routes, and landmarks in their respective village and it’s surrounding. These connoisseurs, in this case representatives from local associations, helped explore whether the green structure planning instrument can also contribute to a sense of belonging, strengthening the relations between people and their everyday landscape at a municipal level. Results show that a collaborative planning process supported a broad learning process on green structure by the involvement of the local connoisseurs, municipal staff and politicians. The long time span and repeated meetings were important for raising awareness of the potential in visionary green structure plans. Findings not only support the continued municipal planning process; they also contribute to the current debate on how “green infrastructure” can be applied as an interdisciplinary concept covering e.g. green space spatial pattern, aesthetic values, biological diversity, and ecosystem services.

Authors/Creators:Mellqvist, Helena and Søderkvist Kristensen, Lone and Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Cecil
Title:Participatory green structure planning for linking urban and rural landscapes - a case study from Ronneby, Sweden.
Series/Journal:The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research (1893-5281)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:2016
Number:3
Page range:71-96
Number of Pages:25
Publisher:Nordisk förening för arkitekturforskning
ISSN:1893-5281
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:collaborative planning, connoisseur approach, green structure planning, empowerment
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3960
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3960
ID Code:14052
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
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Deposited On:20 Feb 2017 09:04
Metadata Last Modified:20 Feb 2017 09:04

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