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Ekologisk potential och upplevd miljökvalitet

egenskaper i ett urval svenska bostadskvarter med inriktning på solenergipotential, dagvattenhantering, vardagslivets resmönster samt upplevd kvalitet i den lokala boendemiljön

Wallin, Fredrik (2002). Ekologisk potential och upplevd miljökvalitet. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria, 1401-6249 ; 344
ISBN 91-576-6198-7
[Doctoral thesis]

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Urban growth is connected to increasing demands of housing and working areas. A large proportion of the urban growth occurs at the urban fringe and urban hinterland. Urban growth in the form of sprawl can lead to a separation between workplace and housing thereby increasing the need of cars to commute. That in turn cause various environmental problems. In order to ameliorate this problem, the idea of the compact city has been presented. However, densification can imply a loss of other important urban quality factors of, such as green spaces. A reduction of urban green structure can lead to degradation of ecosystem services, such as storm water treatment, air quality, recreation and aesthetic. The aim of this study is to develop tools for enhancing the possibilities for win-win solutions in the development of urban environments. The study considers the function of urban form in sustainable development. The sustainable development concept considered is urban form as a tool for ecological planning. Here form and design are factors in damping of energy needs and water flux in the urban environment. The study sets principles for understanding the in-terconnection between urban form and energy needs, water treatments and travel patterns Thus the investigations show that urban form and design effects solar energy potential, ecologically sound treatment of storm water, and the means of travel. The study also considers the concept of sustainable development as enhancing urban quality of life. This part of the study focuses upon the functions of green space. An investigation was carried out on how and if the characteristics found in Swedish green space fulfil different typologies of green space. These green con-cepts are; sheltered patios, designed gardens, nature, public walks, green hiding-places for children and traffic-safe playing fields. Building upon these conceptions of urban green spaces the results of the research lay out a new order for analysis and designing urban green space. This reorganization of concepts acts as a toolbox for urban planning. These tools are purposed as a means for improved and enhanced dialogue between planners, building entrepreneurs and urban residents. It is suggested that green concepts should be used to create functional and inspiring environments for everyday use.

Authors/Creators:Wallin, Fredrik
Title:Ekologisk potential och upplevd miljökvalitet
Subtitle:egenskaper i ett urval svenska bostadskvarter med inriktning på solenergipotential, dagvattenhantering, vardagslivets resmönster samt upplevd kvalitet i den lokala boendemiljön
Year of publishing :April 2002
Volume:344
Number of Pages:185
Place of Publication:Uppsala
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6198-7
ISSN:1401-6249
Language:Swedish
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:urban areas, landscaping, sustainability, housing, recreational areas, solar energy, road transport, runoff water, planning, quality controls, human behaviour, psychological factors, social values, case studies, sweden
Keywords:architecture, landscape planning, landscape design, housing planning, outdoor urban recreation, solar energy, storm water management, urban travel mode, urban planning, urban ecology, urban infrastructure, urban sustainability, urban quality
ID Code:231
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Institutionen för landskapsplanering, Ultuna (940701-051231)
Deposited By: Staff Epsilon
Deposited On:11 Apr 2003 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:02

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