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Ekdahl, Anna (2008) Diskussioner om trygghet i planeringssammanhang. Other thesis, SLU.

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This is a bachelor's essay in the landscape architect programme in Alnarp. The purpose of the essay is to describe discussions about security in planning contexts in Sweden. Written material from three levels of the discussions has been studied: Swedish research, governmental directives and practisers. I have tried to obtain a variation in types of material. The material has been compared within as well as between the different levels of the discussions so as to find differences or likenesses in the use of the words security and safety and how they are discussed. The comparison showed that the word security was used far more frequently than the word safety, which was used almost exclusively in the context of traffic safety.It also shows that there are reasons to discuss security from a gender perspective as well as that user participation is crucial when solving security problems in society. A general opinion is that security should be dealt with locally and that no general national guidelines can be produced. Security is connected to fear and that is why different views on fear is of great importance when deciding on different levels what is to be done to improve security. Fear can be well-founded or irrational, the opinion on research and practiser level is that it is of no importance which is the case, fear is a problem either way. In the governmental directives, on the other hand, there is a conviction that fear is due mostly to crime and that a more secure city can be created with crime prevention. The connection "reduce crime – increase security" is frequently noticed.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Trygghet, säkerhet, brottsprevention, rädsla
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Anna Ekdahl
Date Deposited: 30 May 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:04
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2555

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