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Klimatanpassning med grönstrukturplanering: Med exempel från Malmö stad
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Climate change is expected to lead to increased rainfall and higher temperatures, among other things. This will have a major impact on our cities. Floods can lead to property damage as well as damages to human and animal health. Higher temperatures will increase the frequency of heat-related health risks and premature deaths. The consequences of climate change will be particularly large in our cities because of the city's morphology with a high amount of paved surfaces and buildings that affect the natural processes in areas such as drainage and absorption of solar radiation. Because of this, it is of great importance to adapt our cities to the effects of climate change so that we are well prepared and can avoid risking peoples health and socioeconomic damages. One way to climate adapt an urban area is by using green and blue infrastructures. This study addresses possibilities and obstacles in the physical planning in climate adapting the dense city by using green and blue infrastructure. It shows possible planning tools and demonstrates practical examples from Malmö city about the way that they work with green structure planning and climate adaptation. Methodology in form of a case study on the city of Malmö was made, and data collection was done with the help of the qualitative methods of reading literature and documents and performing semi-structured interviews. The study shows that green and blue infrastructures can be a good way to climate adapt a city but also that it is very important how these structures are designed and the need for more research on this topic. Multi-functional areas can be a way to take advantage of all the positive features that green infrastructures have, and also be a way to make room for green areas for climate adaptation, even in a dense city. The study also shows that spatial planning has a big responsibility to optimize the climate adaptation of the city because of its abilities to design and locate the green and blue infrastructures and multifunctional areas in the city.

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2014. , 48 p.
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Physical Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-116267OAI: diva2:805901
Available from: 2015-04-17 Created: 2015-04-16 Last updated: 2015-04-17Bibliographically approved

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