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From suburb to a coherent Stockholm: Design proposal for a belt zone from Hammarby Sjöstad to Skarpnäck
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Due to sharp increase of Stockholm’s population, Stockholm is both facing heavy urban environment pressure and unparalleled urban developing opportunity in terms of lack of housing. Based on this, it is time to create more real urban areas that could give Stockholm inhabitants more urban qualities and values, not only a place for sleeping and create a coherent urban structure connected to the city center. I started from re-elaborating Stockholm planning documents, and formulating research questions and then landed on choosing a proper site for densification with the consideration of distance, land form and surroundings. This is today a belt zone between existing neighborhoods and an original nature reserve. I would try to densify this site that should play three roles in the surrounding environment. Firstly, to create a vivid new urban area to service and attract inhabitants from all over of Sweden; secondly, to provide an interesting buffer zone between the existing urban area to nature green; thirdly, to contribute to create a coherent urban structure and atmosphere. I have tried to apply relevant theories and approaches to improve the user value of green open spaces. Besides, the densification project does not limit in new plots, but will also take already built urban areas in consideration, especially how to improve the qualities of green space as a compensation for loss of green space brought by high densification. Departing from the users’ perspective, I have tried to re-define the term of ‘urban green space’ to emphasize the urban characteristics of the chosen site.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 70 p.
SoM EX, 2012-20
Keyword [en]
Densification, ‘Urban Green Space’, Coherent urban Structure, User Value, Suburb Renewal
National Category
Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96827OAI: diva2:533131
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Educational program
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
KTH, Stockholm (English)
Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-13 Last updated: 2012-06-28Bibliographically approved

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