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Hållbar stadsutveckling med ett socialt perspektiv
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is written with the aim to bring insight into the way the concept of social sustainability is used, how this can be achieved and what the planners role in this is. There is no clear definition of what social sustainability is, however, there are objectives, policies and measures formulated by both the political and institutional instances in order to achieve a sustainable development and as well as a social sustainability. This essay is based on literature studies and interviews conducted by representatives of various bodies. Further, I will present obstacles and possibilities in the field of social sustainability encounters and how these affect the planners ability to achieve a development that is socially sustainable. Since the working method of this paper is based partly on interviews, there is obviously a risk of such interviews not being a hundred percent correctly narrated. My hope is that I still managed to reproduce the contents of the interviews as flawlessly as possible. All instances that participated in the survey have formulated a goal for socially  ustainable development. One of the obstacles to obtain socially sustainable development is the lack of collaboration between these instances. The possibilities for reaching a social sustainability could be improved through increased experience and the exchange of knowledge within and between agencies and with residents in the affected areas. I also found that social sustainability is strongly linked to opportunities and chances in life. On single physical measure is not sufficient to achieve social sustainability, but many measures, both physical and non physical can collectively contribute to social sustainability. Physical measures, by planning to create conditions for social sustainability, appear to be varied housing forms and venues.

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2010. , 20 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24840OAI: diva2:353566
Available from: 2010-09-28 Created: 2010-09-28 Last updated: 2010-09-28Bibliographically approved

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