Search for dissertations about: "Human Geography"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 310 swedish dissertations containing the words Human Geography.

  1. 1. Historical Urban Agriculture : Food Production and Access to Land in Swedish Towns before 1900

    Author : Annika Björklund; Mats Widgren; Johannes Renes; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; urban agriculture; urban history; urban geography; Sweden; town; food production; food consumption; Uppsala; historical geography; land allocation; cadastral maps; urban land-use; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis analyses the role of historical urban agriculture in a long-time perspective, through a combination of overarching surveys of Swedish towns and detailed studies of one town – Uppsala in east-central Sweden. The study shows how agricultural land – town land – of various sizes was donated to towns repeatedly during medieval times and in the 16th and 17th centuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Tragedy of Ordinarity : Culture Constraints on Sustainable Development Based on Public Transport

    Author : Stephan Bösch; Gerhard Gustafsson; Reinhold Castensson; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; culture; transport culture; public transport; geography; transport geography; sustainable development; sustainable transport; kultur; transportkultur; kollektivtrafik; geografi; transportgeografi; hållbar utveckling; hållbara transporter; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography;

    Abstract : This licentiate thesis consists of two free-standing papers and a linking essay that links the papers by articulating an overall research aim and common theoretical background. The research aim is kept general and focuses on the role public transport can play in sustainable development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spatial clustering and industrial competitiveness : Studies in economic geography

    Author : Per Lundequist; Inge Ivarsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social and economic geography; economic geography; cluster; industrial competitiveness; institutional thickness; learning; music industry; regional policy; Sweden; North East England; Kulturgeografi; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; kulturgeografi; Social and Economic Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the causes and effects of spatial clustering of similar and related economic activity. The relationship between spatial clustering and industrial competitive-ness is analysed in a series of empirical studies, revolving around four research questions: How useful is an institutional approach in analyses of spatial clustering? Can the link between spatial clustering and industrial performance be empirically validated and measured by quantitative methods? In what sense does spatial clustering promote localised processes of learning and innovation? What role can industrial and regional policies play in promoting the type of localised processes emphasised in spatial clustering research?It proves to be a rather complicated matter to measure the impact of spatial clustering on firm performance. READ MORE

  4. 4. Landscape from space : geographical aspects on scale, regionalization and change detection

    Author : Ola Hall; Risto Kalliola; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Regionalization; Scale; Change detection; Multiscale analysis; Objectspecific analysis; Watershed transformation; Landscape; Satellite data; Geography; Complex systems theory; Fuzzy set theory; Multicriteria-evaluation.; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Landscapes are complex systems composed of multiscale hierarchically organized entities that interact within unique spatial and temporal scales. These interactions result in scaledependent spatial patterns that visually change depending upon the scale at which they are observed. READ MORE

  5. 5. The village that vanished : The roots of erosion in a Tanzanian village

    Author : Vesa-Matti Loiske; Ulf Sporrong; Aud Talle; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; soil erosion; soil conservation; Tanzania; Iraqw; social stratification; land tenure; Mama Issara; Giting; Hanang; Political Ecology; Scientific realism; Geography; villagization; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : In the village'of Citing in the northern highlands of Tanzania, the factors: social stratification, land tenure, production strategies, investment patterns and the economic uncertainties of society are studied and their relationship to land degradation is examined. The main assumption of the study is that the causes of land degradation are so complex that a methodology that emphasises contextualisation has to be used. READ MORE