Visual Ethnography for Community Participation in Urban Development
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study is to assess how inhabitants of the Lidköping community value or perceive their surrounding in relation to urban planning, specifically the new Hamnstaden urban development. This perception was collected as data mainly through photos, conceived here as visual ethnography, combined with written responses. As the trend of urbanization continues to grow around the world, who or what is determining how cities are built? What elements of our urban environments do we value, and how do we measure these values? Many of the current trends with urban development are inconsistent with sustainable development and new perspectives on the construction of our cities are required to make cities more sustainable. This research uses a qualitative research approach in a case study in an urban development project in Lidköping to attempt to address some of these questions. The results are very diverse, but the highest-valued elements according to the participants were green space, old buildings, pedestrian space, public art, and cafes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 34 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 147
Sustainable Development, Community Participation, Visual Ethnography, Urban Development, Urbanization
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201902OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201902DiVA: diva2:629912
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-24, Norrland I, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 13:00 (English)
Gallardo, Gloria, Associate Professor