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Carson, D. B., Solbär, L. & Stjernström, O. (2019). Hot-spots and spaces in-between: Development and settlement in the "Old North". In: E. Carina H. Keskitalo (Ed.), The politics of Arctic resources: change and continuity in the "Old North" of northern Europe (pp. 18-37). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hot-spots and spaces in-between: Development and settlement in the "Old North"
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. 18-37Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Chapter 2 discusses the changes in habitation or human geography, contextualizing the idea of a sparsely populated region with in fact great variation, from large coastal cities down to the village level. The chapter illustrates that even villages close to each other and with similar economic or other backgrounds can come to vary vastly, depending on factors that are not accessible within a pure demographic context, and questions the use of a sparsely populated area assumption, which may make areas seem unitary in their development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Transforming environmental politics and policy
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-221458 (URN)10.4324/9781315174969-2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065894122 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)9781138040601 (ISBN)9781315174969 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2024-02-23 Created: 2024-02-23 Last updated: 2024-02-23Bibliographically approved
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 ()2-s2.0-85059060666 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically 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)2-s2.0-85065875294 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)9781138040601 (ISBN)9781315174969 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2024-02-23Bibliographically 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: 2021-08-09Bibliographically approved
Kunnas, J., Keskitalo, E. C., Pettersson, M. & Stjernström, O. (2019). The institutionalization of forestry as a primary land use in Sweden. In: Keskitalo, E. C. H. (Ed.), The Politics of Arctic Resources: Change and Continuity in the ’Old North’ of Northern Europe (pp. 62-77). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The institutionalization of forestry as a primary land use in Sweden
2019 (English)In: The Politics of Arctic Resources: Change and Continuity in the ’Old North’ of Northern Europe / [ed] Keskitalo, E. C. H., London: Routledge, 2019, p. 62-77Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Forestry constitutes the basis for some 10% of export value in Sweden (2018), making it an economically significant contributor to the country’s economy. Related to this, over the centuries wood has come to be institutionalized as a primary land use, not least related to export as well as the forest industry, so significant today. This role is visible in legislation, with wood production given preference as the “ongoing land use” – making it the use to which other sectors, to some extent, must relate – and also remaining enthroned in special legislation rather than integrated in environmental or planning legislation. The production logic that forms the basis for the sector means that issues relating to future use can also be seen as related to this logic, with climate change adaptation- and mitigation-related strategies targeting those in line with industrial forestry, such as shortening rotation times rather than investing in mixed forest. This chapter thus shows that even that which can be defined as a climate change adaptation is crucially dependent on the national context in which it is defined.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
National Category
Human Geography Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-167189 (URN)10.4324/9781315174969-4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065887155 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)978-1-138-04060-1 (ISBN)978-1-315-17496-9 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2024-02-23Bibliographically 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
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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 ()2-s2.0-85019989293 (Scopus ID)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: 2023-03-24Bibliographically 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 ()2-s2.0-85054007425 (Scopus ID)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: 2023-03-24Bibliographically 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, 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)000429229000002 ()2-s2.0-85045338893 (Scopus ID)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: 2023-12-21Bibliographically approved
Lidestav, G., Bogataj, N., Gatto, P., Lawrence, A., Stjernström, O. & Wong, J. (2017). Forests in common and their contribution to local development. In: E. Carina H. Keskitalo (Ed.), Globalisation and change in forest ownership and forest use: natural resource management in transition (pp. 261-302). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forests in common and their contribution to local development
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2017 (English)In: Globalisation and change in forest ownership and forest use: natural resource management in transition / [ed] E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 261-302Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we look at the role that a forest held in common can play in supporting local development and promoting the livelihood of the local community. Four dissimilar cases in Italy, Slovenia, Sweden and UK are described and analysed by applying the Sustainable Livelihood Framework. Despite very different pre-requisites and local conditions, our results show that all cases contain rules to maintain the extent and function of natural assets, and they contributed to the mobilisation of different types of capital. In each case there is evidence of interaction with higher governance levels, which protects the group’s room for action. The provision of access to natural and physical resources for rural people in a broader sense illustrates the cases’ orientation towards public good.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
National Category
Forest Science Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-207974 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57116-8_8 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042444254 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)9781137571168 (ISBN)9781137571151 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-05-05 Created: 2023-05-05 Last updated: 2024-02-20Bibliographically approved
Stjernström, O., Ahas, R., Bergstén, S., Eggers, J., Hain, H., Karlsson, S., . . . Öhman, K. (2017). Multi-level planning and conflicting interests in the forest landscape. In: Globalisation and change in forest ownership and forest use: natural resource management in transition (pp. 225-259). Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)In: Globalisation and change in forest ownership and forest use: natural resource management in transition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 225-259Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes and analyses overlapping planning structures and multi-level planning issues and how they affect current land use and management in the forest landscape. Forest land use in Sweden is based on a large proportion of privately owned forests with the primary purpose of producing timber for the forest industries. Nevertheless, the forests are also characterised by multiple uses and many stakeholders (economic as well as ecological and social) who express themselves and relate to forest management. In this chapter, we present a number of methods, both traditional and more recent, for managing multiple use of the forest landscape. These range from physical planning and the Swedish Right of Public Access to Natura 2000, forest certification, reindeer-husbandry plans, and scenario techniques.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
National Category
Forest Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-207975 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57116-8_7 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042441400 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)9781137571168 (ISBN)9781137571151 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-05-05 Created: 2023-05-05 Last updated: 2024-02-20Bibliographically approved
Projects
Mobility among separated and reconstituted households in Sweden - About distances and time-space restrictions [2008-01720_VR]; Umeå University
Organisations
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