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Costamagna, F., Lind, R. & Stjernström, O. (2019). Livability of Urban Public Spaces in Northern Swedish Cities: The Case of Umeå. Planning practice + research, 34(2), 131-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Livability of Urban Public Spaces in Northern Swedish Cities: The Case of Umeå
2019 (English)In: Planning practice + research, ISSN 0269-7459, E-ISSN 1360-0583, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 131-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores how winter conditions are taken into accountin urban planning in the city of Umea in northern Sweden. Snow and harsh winter conditions are to some extent considered inurban planning in most northern towns in Sweden. Besides that, snow and ice could also be elements in the city attracting people and contribute to the design of public spaces. Current plans and interviews with planners were complemented with participatory observations. The results show that public spaces designed for both winter and summer seasons are preferred.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Winter planning, urban accessibility, public spaces
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161554 (URN)10.1080/02697459.2018.1548215 (DOI)000471772500001 ()
Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2019-07-10Bibliographically approved
Müller, D. K., Byström, J., Stjernström, O. & Svensson, D. (2019). Making "wilderness" in a northern natural resource periphery: on restructuring and production of a pleasure periphery in northern Sweden. In: E. Carina H. Keskitalo (Ed.), The politics of Arctic resources: change and continuity in the "Old North" of northern Europe (pp. 99-118). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making "wilderness" in a northern natural resource periphery: on restructuring and production of a pleasure periphery in northern Sweden
2019 (English)In: The politics of Arctic resources: change and continuity in the "Old North" of northern Europe / [ed] E. Carina H. Keskitalo, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 99-118Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Chapter 6 takes up the more recently developed sector of tourism, problematizing the assumptions inherent in conceptions such as "resource periphery" and "pleasure periphery". Instead, the chapter shows that resource use and tourism may well interact, and that tourism even largely relates to mining or mining infrastructure: the extensive existence of infrastructure related to resource uses and industrial as well as post-industrial development at large can even be seen as the basis for tourists being able to access the "wilderness".

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Transforming environmental politics and policy
Keywords
tourism, Northern Sweden, restructuring, wilderness
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161559 (URN)10.4324/9781315174969-6 (DOI)9781138040601 (ISBN)9781315174969 (ISBN)
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2019-09-24Bibliographically approved
Stjernström, O. & Pettersson, Ö. (2019). Skogslandskapets markanvändning och konflikter. In: Gunnel Forsberg (Ed.), Samhällsplaneringens teori och praktik: (pp. 255-264). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skogslandskapets markanvändning och konflikter
2019 (Swedish)In: Samhällsplaneringens teori och praktik / [ed] Gunnel Forsberg, Stockholm: Liber, 2019, p. 255-264Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med kapitlet är att beskriva skogens nyttjande och hur synen på den har förändrats över tid, samt kopplingen till fysisk planering och relaterad lagstiftning. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2019
Keywords
skog, fysisk planering, samhällsplanering
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163515 (URN)9789147113613 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2011-1702
Available from: 2019-09-24 Created: 2019-09-24 Last updated: 2019-09-24Bibliographically approved
Bjärstig, T., Thellbro, C., Stjernström, O., Svensson, J., Sandström, C., Sandström, P. & Zachrisson, A. (2018). Between protocol and reality: Swedish municipal comprehensive planning. European Planning Studies, 26(1), 35-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between protocol and reality: Swedish municipal comprehensive planning
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2018 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 35-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Spatial planning using a landscape approach has been recognized as being essential for reconciling ecological, cultural and socioeconomic dimensions in sustainable development (SuD). Although embraced as a concept, there is a lack of planning tools capable of incorporating multi-level, multifunctional and multi-sectoral perspectives, especially in a rural context. The departure point in this paper is the legal requirements for municipal comprehensive planning (MCP) in Sweden and an e-mail survey about incentives, stakeholder involvement, policy integration and implementation in MCP in all 15 Swedish mountain municipalities. The purpose of this explorative study is to examine whether MCP could be a tool in planning for SuD. Results indicate a general lack of resources and a low status of MCP that affect, and even limit, stakeholder involvement, policy integration and implementation. However, legal requirements for MCP are targeted at SuD, and municipal personnel responsible for planning appreciate the potential of MCP. Therefore, there is potential to develop the MCP into an effective landscape planning tool. To accomplish this, the status of an active planning process has to be raised, the mandate of the local planning agency has to be secured, and residents and land users have to be involved throughout the planning process.

Keywords
landscape planning, municipal comprehensive planning, collaborative planning, innovative planning, rural context
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138059 (URN)10.1080/09654313.2017.1365819 (DOI)000417709200003 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Projects
Grön översiktsplanering i fjällen
Funder
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Available from: 2017-08-03 Created: 2017-08-03 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Bergstén, S., Stjernström, O. & Pettersson, Ö. (2018). Experiences and emotions among private forest owners versus public interests: why ownership matters. Land use policy, 79, 801-811
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences and emotions among private forest owners versus public interests: why ownership matters
2018 (English)In: Land use policy, ISSN 0264-8377, E-ISSN 1873-5754, Vol. 79, p. 801-811Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By adopting a qualitative approach and considering the case of Sweden, the aim of the paper is to investigate and analyse how private forest owners' experiences and emotions related to their private forest ownership manifest themselves in their relationship to public use of their forests and public planning for recreation and biodiversity on their land. The study incorporates and elaborates upon a conceptual framework related to the dimensions of property rights, feelings of ownership, and sense of place in its analysis of the private forest ownership context. Fifty-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with forest owners owning land in two geographically different areas. The results demonstrate the important role of the 'social contract' of rights and responsibilities, which are associated with the concept of property rights, and are embedded in the relationship between private ownership and the Swedish custom of the Right of Public Access to nature in the broad acceptance of public use of private forestland. The forest owners' relationships with public planning are diverse and complex, illustrating the various dimensions of private forest ownership, the heterogeneous forest owner corps, and the different geographical contexts. The dimensions of ownership feelings and sense of place, and the interplay between them, are shown to contribute to enhanced sentiments linked to forest ownership, expressed in ambivalence or lack of conviction about public planning. An important point of resistance to public interests is owners' identity as stewards or long-term custodians of their particular forestland. The article ends with a set of recommendations for public policy and planning processes regarding public interests related to private forest ownership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
forestland use, public interests, property rights, forest ownership, sense of place, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152346 (URN)10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.08.027 (DOI)000454378800071 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2011-1702
Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Stjernström, O., Pettersson, Ö. & Karlsson, S. (2018). How can Sweden deal with forest management and municipal planning in the system of ongoing land-use and multilevel planning?. European Countryside, 10(1), 23-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How can Sweden deal with forest management and municipal planning in the system of ongoing land-use and multilevel planning?
2018 (English)In: European Countryside, ISSN 1803-8417, E-ISSN 1803-8417, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 23-37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article studies the relation between territorial and functional planning by investigating the Swedish local comprehensive planning system and the forest management. The former is locally based and the latter is functionally based or sector-orientated. By interviewing planners from the County Administrative Boards responsible for monitoring the national interests in the Swedish municipalities and forest managers from the Regional Forest Agency Administration, we found out that forest- and municipality related issues that coincide or interact with each other is normally considered in the collaborative planning process based on consultations and cooperation between the involved stakeholders. Weaknesses in the collaborative planning system consists of lack of coordination between the involved legal frameworks as well as lack of local planning resources and in some cases competences. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prag: De Gruyter Open, 2018
Keywords
municipal planning, forest management, collaborative planning, multilevel governance
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146496 (URN)10.2478/euco-2018-0002 (DOI)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Projects
plural
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2018-04-11 Created: 2018-04-11 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, M., Lundmark, L. & Stjernström, O. (2017). Rural restructuring and gendered micro-dynamics of the agricultural labour market. Fennia, 195(1), 25-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rural restructuring and gendered micro-dynamics of the agricultural labour market
2017 (English)In: Fennia, ISSN 0015-0010, Vol. 195, no 1, p. 25-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on a comparison of the employment trajectories of two cohorts of men and women in the agricultural sector in Sweden, this article gives an account of the past 50 years’ decline in employment in agriculture. The findings show that the decline of employment in agriculture was the result of fewer entries into the sector and more exits out of the sector. The findings also suggest that the restructuring of the agricultural sector has had greater effects on women than men, with women exiting the sector to a greater degree or never entering it to begin with.

Keywords
agricultural decline, rural restructuring, off-farm employment, lifecourse perspective, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133595 (URN)10.11143/fennia.59542 (DOI)000406431800003 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2011-72
Available from: 2017-04-12 Created: 2017-04-12 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Carlquist, J., Pfister, L., Åkerlund, U. & Stjernström, O. (2017). Språk och planering. Plan (1), 48-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Språk och planering
2017 (Swedish)In: Plan, ISSN 0032-0560, no 1, p. 48-51Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen för samhällsplanering, 2017
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132698 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2017-03-20 Created: 2017-03-20 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, M., Stjernström, O. & Keskitalo, E. C. (2017). The role of participation in the planning process: examples from Sweden. Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 22(8), 986-997
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of participation in the planning process: examples from Sweden
2017 (English)In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 22, no 8, p. 986-997Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Participation in decision-making has successively developed into a guiding principle at both EU and national level. However, diverse perspectives exist on what the role of different interests in participative processes should be, and the legal rules regarding participation varies between different sectors; from clearly defined to virtually non-existent requirements. This may have adverse effects on the legitimacy of decisions and decision-making. This paper reviews the role of participation in the planning process in relation to natural resource development in Sweden, as guided by EU and international law. Based on the notion of effective participation, the study illustrates the potential clashes that may result from different conceptions of participation, for instance, at various levels of governance, as well as from disparate principles for implementation in different sectors. 

Keywords
Participation, legitimacy, planning, land use, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134638 (URN)10.1080/13549839.2017.1319805 (DOI)000411035800006 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Note

Errata: Pettersson, M., Stjernström, O., and Keskitalo, E.C.H., 2017. The role of participation in the planning process: examples from Sweden. Local Environment, https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2017.1319805

Available from: 2017-05-10 Created: 2017-05-10 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Thellbro, C., Stjernström, O., Sandström, P. & Lidestav, G. (2017). Visualizing the Forest in a Boreal Forest Landscape: The Perspective of Swedish Municipal Comprehensive Planning. Forests, 8(6), Article ID 189.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualizing the Forest in a Boreal Forest Landscape: The Perspective of Swedish Municipal Comprehensive Planning
2017 (English)In: Forests, ISSN 1999-4907, E-ISSN 1999-4907, Vol. 8, no 6, article id 189Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

At the international policy level, there is a clear link between access to information about forests and the work towards sustainable land use. However, involving forests in planning for sustainable development (SuD) at the Swedish local level, by means of municipal comprehensive planning (MCP), is complicated by sector structure and legislation. Currently, there is a gap or hole in the MCP process when it comes to use and access to knowledge about forest conditions and forest land use. This hole limits the possibilities to formulate well-informed municipal visions and goals for sustainable forest land use as well as for overall SuD. Here we introduce an approach for compilation and presentation of geographic information to increase the preconditions for integrating forest information into Swedish MCP. We produce information about forest ownership patterns and forest conditions in terms of age and significant ecological and social values in forests for a case study municipality. We conclude that it is possible to effectively compile geographic and forest-related information to fill the hole in the municipal land use map. Through our approach, MCP could bestrengthened as a tool for overall land use planning and hence as a base in SuD planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: MDPI, 2017
Keywords
sustainable development, municipal comprehensive planning, forest data assimilation, forest change analysis, non-industrial private forest owners, forest values
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135600 (URN)10.3390/f8060189 (DOI)000404099800013 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Note

Special Issue: Dynamics and Management of Boreal Forests

Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Projects
Mobility among separated and reconstituted households in Sweden - About distances and time-space restrictions [2008-01720_VR]; Umeå University
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6557-3876

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