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Horse keeping in peri-urban areas

changing land use with possibilities and conflicts

Elgåker, Hanna (2011). Horse keeping in peri-urban areas. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2011:7
ISBN 978-91-576-7576-7
[Doctoral thesis]

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The number of horses in Sweden has increased from 70 000 to almost 300 000 in 30 years. Today these horses are to a large extent kept for the purpose of hobby and leisure and create a substantial land use but link a diverse and a large amount of activities in peri-urban areas in Sweden. The sector contributes with new economic, social and physical possibilities, but also with conflicts between various stakeholders and interests. The overall aim of this work was to contribute to increased understanding of the new and diverse equine sector as a factor for peri-urban landscape development, with stakeholders’ as well as public perspectives. Specific objectives were to map out the influence of the equine sector on the development of multifunctional land use in peri-urban areas and to analyze stakeholder experiences and attitudes towards horse keeping as a land use. Further to outline specific features of horse keeping in peri-urban areas as a new and expanding area of research and to determine the significance of the issue within the broader context of land use and spatial planning. The thesis focuses two issues connected to the Swedish context; set back distances between residential areas and horse keeping and the right of public access. Methods used were questionnaire studies, interviews, participatory observations and studies of media reports. The overall results show a substantial land use not well described by current methods for analyzing and managing land use change. The results from the Swedish issues set back distances between residential areas and horse keeping and the right of public access illustrates both in different ways the partly problematic meeting between the current system for spatial planning and the emerging equine sector as a new land use with conflicts both between involved stake holders and also within the planning system itself. In conclusion a need for spatial planning with both a top down and a bottom up perspective is pointed out for managing this sector allowing it to take place at a local as well as at a regional and national level.

Authors/Creators:Elgåker, Hanna
Title:Horse keeping in peri-urban areas
Subtitle:changing land use with possibilities and conflicts
Series/Journal:Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae (1652-6880)
Year of publishing :2011
Volume:2011:7
Number of Pages:74
Papers/manuscripts:
NumberReferences
I.Elgåker, H. (2010) The new equine sector and its influence on multifunctional land use in peri-urban areas. Geo Journal.DOI:10.1007/s10708-010-9398-y.
II.Elgåker, H., Pinzke, S. and Nilsson, C. (2008) The conflict between the Right of Public Access, equine activities and the planning system in Swedish periurban areas. Proceedings of the ECLAS Conference New Landscapes - New Lives. New Challenges in Landscape Planning, Design and Management. SLU Alnarp, 93-100. Elgåker, H., Lindholm, G., Pinzke, S. and Nilsson, C. Challenges posed by horse riding to the Swedish Right of Public Access. (In manuscript) Elgåker, H., Pinzke, S., Lindholm, G. and Nilsson, C. (2010) Horse keeping in urban and peri-urban areas – New conditions for physical planning in Sweden. Geografisk Tidskrift - Danish Journal of Geography 110(1), 81-98.
III.Elgåker, H., Lindholm, G., Pinzke, S. and Nilsson, C. Challenges posed by horse riding to the Swedish Right of Public Access. (In manuscript)
IV.Elgåker, H., Pinzke, S., Lindholm, G. and Nilsson, C. (2010) Horse keeping in urban and peri-urban areas – New conditions for physical planning in Sweden. Geografisk Tidskrift - Danish Journal of Geography 110(1), 81-98.
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Institutionen för lantbrukets byggnadsteknik och djurhållning, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Research Areas for the Future > Future Animal Health and Welfare
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-7576-7
ISSN:1652-6880
Language:English
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
L Animal production > L01 Animal husbandry
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:saddle horses, livestock farms, suburban areas, sectoral planning, land use, surveys, public opinion, right of access, sweden
Keywords:horse keeping, equine, spatial planning, multifunctional land use, conflict, right of public access, set back distance
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-3148
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-3148
ID Code:2435
Faculty:LTJ - Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (until 2013)
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Rural Buildings and Animal Husbandry (until 121231)
Deposited By: Hanna Elgåker
Deposited On:28 Jan 2011 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:18

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