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Tylstedt, Matilda (2008) Involvera flera. Other thesis, SLU.

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The Civil Engineering office in Skellefteå needs to develop the users' participation in the planning of parks and playgrounds. In order to get such a procedure to work one have to find a method that can work in the daily activity. My work aims to find such a method and to implement it in practice. Apart from helping the Parks departement to find an functional method I will also develop a deepened knowledge about users'participation wich can be very useful i my future profession. This work can be divided in three stages. I began by reading literature about users' participation and methods that could be appropriate. Then I chose two methods that I finally used in a residential area with single family hoses in Skellefteå. In this work users are defined as those who are assumed to use those areas and the service that the Parks departement is responsible for. I have chosen to describe five different methods that can be can used when one want to know what users' appriciate in their surroundings and what they would like to see in the future. These methods are questionnaire, focus group, big meeting, walks and Open Space. In the example chapter, I present projects from Göteborg, Malmö and Stockholm that contain users' participation. It is all kinds of projects from green structure planning to a creation of a playground. What the examples have in common is that the municipality has been entierly or partially responsible for the projects and the used methods work in a municipal administration. I chose two methods that complement each other, these were questionnaire and focus group. I chose the questionnaire because it is a relatively simple way of recieving answers from many people at once. The focus group was a way to get deeper and get a personal contact with the users and it was appropriate for the number of participants and the cold time of the year. I implemented the methods on Mobacken, a neighbourhood in Skellefteå. I handed out 181 questionnaires and 49 was returned back, a low percentage share. Three of they who replied on the questionnaire was interested in attending a focus group. Although it was fewer than expected who replied and wanted to attend the focus group I consider the answers interesting and useful. The focus group also led to a increased interest from the residents on Mobacken, who afterwards started an association in order to take care of the existing values and to have a discussion with the Parks departement about the development of the area. On the basis of the results that I recieved from the questionnaire and the focus group I created two proposals for the development of the playgrounds and surroundings on Mobacken. Both proposals included a building of a new big playground in the forest area on Mobacken. I consider that the both methods are possible to use at Parksektionen in the future, but that they also should examine other methods.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: brukare, medverka, brukarmedverkan, involvera, planering, enkät, fokusgrupp
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Depositing User: Matilda Tylstedt
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:05
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2619

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