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Tillväxt som mål, medel eller problem?: En kvalitativ studie av synen på ekonomisk hållbarhet inom Uppsalas samhällsplanering.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In light of the global climate crisis and the worldwide focus on ecological economy policies, this study aims to analyze what role the economy has in the quest for a sustainable future in Uppsala. How do urban planning documents as well as regional and municipality employees interpret and value economic sustainability in relation to ecological sustainability? The methodology includes two different types of document analysis as well as qualitative interviews. Finally, an ideal type analysis has been used to place the urban planning policies of Uppsala on a scale between ecological modernization theory and degrowth theory.

The thesis shows a view of an economic sustainability in terms of economic growth as being the prerequisite for a sustainable development. Furthermore, the analysis shows an ambiguous portrayal of the relationship between the ecological and economic dimensions of sustainable development. The documents and employees depict the urban planning policies of Uppsala as being ecologically modernized. Despite relatively advanced climate policies, Uppsala has yet to articulate more bold views of a sustainable future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 31
Series
Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Keywords [en]
urban planning, economic growth, sustainable development, ecological modernization, degrowth
Keywords [sv]
samhällsplanering, ekonomisk tillväxt, hållbar utveckling, ekologisk modernisering, nerväxt
National Category
Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-376799OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-376799DiVA, id: diva2:1287403
Subject / course
Samhällsgeografi
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
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Available from: 2019-02-11 Created: 2019-02-11 Last updated: 2019-02-11Bibliographically approved

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