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Urban open space management in the Nordic countries. Identification of current challenges based on managers' perceptions

Randrup, Thomas and Svännel, Jessica and Sunding, Anna and Jansson, Märit and Ode Sang, Åsa (2021). Urban open space management in the Nordic countries. Identification of current challenges based on managers' perceptions. Cities. 115 , 103225
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This paper reports on how Nordic practise relates to, and perceives contemporary challenges to urban open space management. The study used a case study approach, via interviews. The studied Nordic cities experience the effects of densification in inner city areas. This is often resulting in higher pressure on existing urban open spaces, but also generating new spaces which tend to be small and fragmented, not meeting the many wishes and demands asked for by the diverse user groups. While budgets are sufficiently allocated in new development projects, it is a challenge to withstand the maintenance budgets, forcing managers to prioritise. Due to primary political interest in inner city areas, there is a risk of managers not prioritising the more peripheral areas, from where resources are often transferred to the newly developed areas. This creates a new type of urban nature, primarily in the urban peripheral areas, with increased amounts of biodiversity and higher amounts of multi-functionality, compared to the smaller and more intensively programmed inner-city areas. Urban open space managers are relying on the existing municipal planning tools, and to varying degrees act strategically in terms of developing own sector oriented plans and strategies.

Authors/Creators:Randrup, Thomas and Svännel, Jessica and Sunding, Anna and Jansson, Märit and Ode Sang, Åsa
Title:Urban open space management in the Nordic countries. Identification of current challenges based on managers' perceptions
Series Name/Journal:Cities
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:115
Article number:103225
Number of Pages:12
ISSN:0264-2751
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112539
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112539
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DOI10.1016/j.cities.2021.103225
ID Code:24749
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
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Deposited On:29 Jun 2021 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:29 Jun 2021 12:31

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