Search for dissertations about: "cities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 569 swedish dissertations containing the word cities.

  1. 1. Livable and Sustainable Cities : Explorations of the City Soul and Energy-Efficient Housing based on Swedish Data on Citizens’ Preferences

    Author : Marie Wahlström; Hans Westlund; Hans Lööf; Thomas Niedomysl; KTH; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Attractive cities; place identity; green housing; urban planning; quantitative studies; residential satisfaction; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : Contemporary cities face many challenges, none the least from an urban planning perspective. Global climate change and urbanization is putting pressures on planning for combatting and adapting to, e.g., a warmer climate and an increased need for housing in already dense environments. READ MORE

  2. 2. Smart Cities and Climate Targets : Reducing cities' energy use with ICT and travel information

    Author : Anna Kramers; Mattias Höjer; Åsa Svenfelt; Anders Gullberg; Frans Berkhout; KTH; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Informations- och kommunikationsteknik; Information and Communication Technology;

    Abstract : This thesis examines use of ICT in helping to reduce energy use in cities, thereby contributing to sustainable development and achievement of cities’ climate targets. It explores how targets can be developed in a consistent and transparent way, how to identify the main ICT ‘hotspots’ as regards reducing citizens’ energy use and how they can be included in city planning. READ MORE

  3. 3. Energy analysis for sustainable mega-cities

    Author : Aumnad Phdungsilp; Björn Palm; Ivo Martinac; Charles Heaps; KTH; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Asian mega-cities; energy demand; metabolism of cities; energy modeling; sustainable energy; energy planning; multi-criteria decision-making; Mechanical energy engineering; Mekanisk energiteknik;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT Cities throughout Asia have experienced unprecedented economic development over the past decades. In many cases this has contributed to their rapid and uncontrolled growth, which has resulted in a multiplicity of problems, including rapid population increase, enhanced environmental pollution, collapsing traffic systems, dysfunctional waste management, and rapid increases in the consumption of energy, water and other resources. READ MORE

  4. 4. Urban design of winter cities : Winter season connectivity for soft mobility

    Author : David Chapman; Kristina Nilsson; Agatino Rizzo; Agneta Larsson; Dag Kittang; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban form; urban design; seasonal climate variation; winter cities; climate change; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : All across the world the form of the built environment is playing a crucial role as enabler or inhibitor for urban outdoor activity such as soft mobility. Urban form can make it more attractive for people to be mobile outdoors and playing a role in the public life, or it can put people off venturing outside. READ MORE

  5. 5. Geographies of Place Branding : Researching through small and medium sized cities

    Author : Ida Andersson; Brita Hermelin; Gunnel Forsberg; Andy Pike; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Place branding; place marketing; small and medium sized cities; hotels; flagship buildings; policy tourism; policy boosterism; green cities; regional development; economic geography; Sweden; Växjö; geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography;

    Abstract : Place branding is commonly conceptualized with a focus on big cities, such as London, New York and Singapore, building from concepts and models from mainstream branding theory. In contrast to such conceptualizations, this thesis focuses on place branding in small and medium-sized cities. READ MORE