Search for dissertations about: "Kerstin Westin"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words Kerstin Westin.

  1. 1. Valuation of goods transportation characteristics : A study of a sparsely populated area

    Author : Kerstin Westin; Einar Holm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Just-In-Time; Goods transportation; Sparsely populated areas; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This study describes how consumers and providers of transportation services in a sparsely populated area valuate different transportation characteristics and estimates how these valuations might affect the total goods flows and the flows on individual Origin-Destination links. It also tests Stated-Preference methods as a tool for valuating transportation characteristics. READ MORE

  2. 2. Green consumption energy use and carbon dioxide emission

    Author : Eva Alfredsson; Einar Holm; Neil Swan; Kerstin Westin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social and economic geography; Energy consumption; Carbon dioxide emission; Energy intensity; Carbon intensity; Life cycle assessment; Consumption patterns; Lifestyles; Systems analysis; Microsimulation modelling; Demography; Sustainability; Rebound effects; Substitution effects; Kulturgeografi; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to explore the quantitative potential to reduce energy requirements and CO2 emissions through changed patterns of consumption, given unchanged levels of consumption expenditure. The thesis question is analysed using a systems analysis approach which in this case means that life cycle assessment data on energy requirements and CO2 emissions related to household consumption are combined with a financial and behavioural analysis to make sure that the budget constraint is kept and that both the first and second order effects of adopting a green consumption pattern are analysed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Everyday Mobility and Travel Activities during the first years of Retirement

    Author : Jessica Berg; Jan-Erik Hagberg; Marianne Abramsson; Lena Levin; Kerstin Westin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Ageing; retirement; mobility; travel activities; place; time-geography; interviews; travel diaries; qualitative longitudinal analysis; åldrande; pensionering; mobilitet; resande; aktivitet; plats; tidsgeografi; intervjuer; resdagböcker; kvalitativ longitudinell analys; Mobility pers ; Old people; Change; Travel survey; Interview; Transportation mode; Motivation; Health; 11 Road: Personal transport; 11 Road: Personal transport;

    Abstract : Mobility is central to living an independent life, to participating in society, and  to maintaining well-being in later life. The point of departure in this thesis is that retirement implies changes in time-space use and interruption in routines, which influence demands and preconditions for mobility in different ways. READ MORE

  4. 4. The accessibility paradox : Everyday geographies of proximity, distance and mobility

    Author : Katarina Haugen; Kerstin Westin; Einar Holm; Örjan Pettersson; David Banister; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Accessibility; proximity; distance; daily mobility; everyday life; residential conditions; spatial structure;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to explore the importance of proximity and mobility, respectively, for individuals’ accessibility, as well as the relationship between these two key spatial dimensions of accessibility in the context of everyday life. The thesis is based upon three empirical research papers which focus on accessibility-related preferences, actual accessibility conditions, and travel patterns. READ MORE

  5. 5. Where the Wind Blows : the socio-political geography of wind power development in Finland, Norway and Sweden

    Author : Johanna Liljenfeldt; Örjan Pettersson; Kerstin Westin; Olof Stjernström; Peter Schmitt; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; wind power; planning; land use; participation; power relations; energy justice; mixed methods; Finland; Norway; Sweden; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This thesis analysis the planning process for large-scale wind power development in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The aim is to explore the emerging power relations and socio-economic dynamics of the negotiation, planning and realization of this new development. READ MORE