Hur förbereder sig Umeå kommun inför det övergripande målet med avseende på samhällsplanering: att nå 150 000 medborgare före 2050
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study investigates the possibility of reaching 150 000 inhabitants in the Municipality of Umeå before the year of 2050 from a community planning point of view with a focus on traffic, housing and recreations areas. This report is based on a review of policy documents and interviews with politicians and administrative employees working with community planning. Umeå is situated in northern Sweden near the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. At present the number of inhabitants is about 112 000 people. To reach this goal by 2050 the increase population has to average 900 people each year. Most of our communities in Sweden want to increase their population because it gives faith in the future among inhabitants and more income from taxes to local government. Population does not come automatically; it requires interesting work opportunities, good education possibilities and attractive housing areas. Is it reasonable for Umeå to reach that aim? This goal is possible, and the municipality has already organized the necessary infrastructure when it comes to housing, drinking water, sewage and waste disposal. The politicians and administrative employees that were interviewed in this survey are trying to follow the legislation and do their best in terms of thinking sustainable and the long term. When it comes traffic, the municipality does not have any advanced planning. When the aim is to increase the number inhabitants traffic concerns will probably also include problems with noise and pollution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 38 p.
community planning, increase population, legislation, sustainable, long term
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-31324DiVA: diva2:292475
Backlund, Sten, universitetsadjunkt