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Johansson, Maria E. (2007) Möjligheternas skog. Other thesis, SLU.

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The Swedish forestry aims primarily maximize production and economical wins. However, especially urban forests have great qualities as space for recreation and children's play, which means that other goals should lead the forests management. The Teleborg forest is a wooded area in Växjö, surrounded by urban dwellings, schools, nurseries etc. A great part of the forest was wind felled during the storm Gudrun in 2005 which changed the forest, earlier dominated by spruce, dramatically. Now there is great need for regeneration and opportunities for new ideas and change. The main objective of this thesis has been to make a plan for the forests development into a neighbourwood, for recreation, play and education with great values of experiences. As a part of my work I wanted to interact with the visitors and neighbours to understand their experiences of the forest, their wishes and needs. Together with them, during meetings and walks, I have tried to get to know the forest through their view and take part of their local knowledge. I have searched for answers on questions that tell about the relationship between the visitors and the forest; which is the favourite walk, the short cut to school, where are the best climbing trees, where are the favourite places of the small children and so on. Also the meetings with the managers to get their view of the forest have been an important part. In parallel I have studied literature about visual preferences and construction, form, design and management of the urban forests. Out of the conversations, meetings, literature studies and analysis the work has led to a proposal for developing the Teleborg forest.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: rekreationsskog, tätortsnära skog, vegetationsbyggnad, föryngring, kommunikation och dialog, visuella preferenser, landskapsarboretum
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Management, Design and Construction
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Maria E. Johansson
Date Deposited: 28 May 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:50
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1671

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