This essay is about the National Urban Park in Stockholm, and examines how the legislation protecting the park is applied in planning within and in proximity to the park. The paper gives an introduction to the creation and purpose of the law, in order to be able to understand its application and function. Furthermore, clarification concerning owning and management of the park will be made, to facilitate a relevant and well-grounded discussion. A case study has been done, in which an ongoing planning process has been studied more closely. This is really what is interesting; to see how the application of the law effects when planning new projects, and the effect on the municipal planning process.
A literature study has taken place in order to create an adequate knowledge base; this study resulted in the paper’s more explanatory part. Interviews have been held with representatives of actors tied to the National Urban Park in some aspect. The point of the interviews is to gain knowledge regarding how these actors value the park in conflicts of interests. The actual law dealing with issues connected to the National Urban Park tends to be hard to interpret Consequently, the park-tied actors seldom agrees whether a project is compatible or not with the protection of values in the area (Fröberg 2002).
The theory and empiricism combined creates the basis of the essay’s conclusions, which are gathered in the finishing summary. Assessments on the law’s adequacy and if the legislation needs to be changed will be done in this part of the paper. An evaluation of the effects if the law is likely impending; it was the first of its kind, and fifteen years have passed since its introduction.
2010. , 25 p.