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The Use Values of Green Spaces in the City: A Case Study of Järvafältet, Stockholm
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The importance of green spaces to the wellbeing of people in the city and the ecological values they carry are widely recognised in the field of urban and regional planning. At the same time vast open spaces can also be a challenge to planners since they provide an obstacle for an integrated urban development. This problem is particularly evident in Stockholm where the present form of a segregated urban landscape is increasingly challenged. The Järvafältet green area offers such a controversial space as it separates different suburbs from each other. In light of the expected population growth and expanding urbanisation of the city the desire to build a dense and compact urban form to avoid sprawl requires a new vision for how green spaces should be treated. Integrating the social values of meeting places in the public spaces and the ecological values are paramount in this development. With theoretical background from discussions on public space, green space, and urban sustainability in combination with qualitative research methods, this paper aims to investigate this conflict and provide solutions for a new integrated way of thinking that address the use values green spaces in the city. The findings suggest that accessibility to this public space is paramount and must be improved to provide an environment for social interaction.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42823OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42823DiVA: diva2:351580
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-10-01 Created: 2010-09-15 Last updated: 2011-02-21Bibliographically approved

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