Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Hur förbereder sig Umeå kommun inför det övergripande målet med avseende på samhällsplanering: att nå 150 000 medborgare före 2050
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Science.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
community planning, increase population, legislation, sustainable, long term
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31324OAI: diva2:292475

Available from: 2010-02-11 Created: 2010-02-08 Last updated: 2010-02-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

By organisation
Ecology and Environmental Science
Natural Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 19 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link