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Hjalmarsson, Caroline (2007) Gestaltning av tillfälliga städer. Other thesis, SLU.

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Designing temporary cities is a study of the design and physical planning of five temporary cities. The purpose was to discuss and note the important questions to be considered, when designing the outdoor environment in temporary cities to create as good an environment for the visitor as possible. The five cities I have chosen are among the most famous ones in Scandinavia, and they represent different kinds of temporary cities. This was a deliberate choice to achieve diverse research material, and with that a broad view of what the planning stage generally looks like. Study of the cities has been done through interviews with the people responsible for the design and/or physical planning of each city. In my study, I have come to the conclusion that there are several similarities in the thoughts behind them, even though they are quite different. One of the foremost similarities is the ambition that people should meet and get to know each other. To achieve this they have worked in different ways, and to a greater or lesser extent the planning and design tools. My conclusion in this thesis is that the structure, the identity and the substance of the city, are most important to think about, and that is where the foremost similarities between the cities I have studied can be found. Even though they are working on the basis of different purposes, they have done it according to the same principles. For example, by bringing out the paths and nodes, by accentuating events and activities that occur in the city and creating different rooms and experiences. In the thesis I have applied different theories of city planning and ethnology. Above all, the theories of city planning turned out to be more applicable to temporary cities than I earlier thought. Many of the theories of city planning are applicable to temporary cities, but useful reference material is not restricted only to this area. Temporary cities can for example offer possibilities for experimenting and don't require the same sustainability of materials and structure. That is what makes a temporary city feel more special, more exclusive and more creative.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: tillfälliga städer, gestaltning, planering, marknad, festival, stadsplanering
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Caroline Hjalmarsson
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:54
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1918

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