Search for dissertations about: "spatial transformation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 103 swedish dissertations containing the words spatial transformation.

  1. 1. Meeting-places of Transformation : Urban Identity, Spatial Representations and Local Politics in St Petersburg, Russia

    Author : Thomas Borén; Bo Lenntorp; Thomas Lundén; Jussi Jauhiainen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Time-space; lifeworld; Hägerstrand; Habermas; Lotman; participant observation; post-Soviet transformation; time-geography; cultural geography; cultural semiotics; urban studies; everyday life; Soviet cartography; local self-government; Ligovo; Uritsk; Krasnosel skii raion.; Other earth sciences; Övrig geovetenskap;

    Abstract : This study develops a model for understanding spatial change and the construction of space as a meeting-place, and then employs it in order to show an otherwise little-known picture of (sub-)urban Russia and its transformation from Soviet times to today. The model is based on time-geographic ideas of time-space as a limited resource in which forces of various kinds struggle for access and form space in interaction with each other. READ MORE

  2. 2. Housing Themselves : Transformations, Modernisation and Spatial qualities in Informal Settlements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Author : Huba Nguluma; KTH; []
    Keywords : Tanzania; housing; transformation; informal settlements; modernisation; spatial qualities and house types.;

    Abstract : This thesis is an attempt to address issues of housingtransformation in informal settlements. Transformation ofhouses is seen to be associated with modernisation forceswhereby people adapt their houses to suit their needs anddesires. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vestiges of urban spirit : Isfahan's urban fabric through socio-spatial transformations

    Author : Mohammad Sarraf; Reza Kazemian; Sussan Babaie; Ali Madanipour; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Isfahan; Urban Fabric; Socio-spatial Communication; Urban Identity; Urban Transformation; Urban Renewal; Urban Form; Urban Design; اصفهان ، طراحی شهری ، فرم شهری ، دگرگونی های کالبدی ، هویت شهری ، بازسازی شهری; Civil engineering and architecture; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur;

    Abstract : The city of Isfahan, one of the most historic urban settlements in Iran, has undergone dramatic socio-spatial transformations during the recent decades, beginning with the modernization programs of the 1920s. While the urban structure of Isfahan was the outcome of a process over centuries of incremental evolution, a new mode of place making and street patterns was imposed on the historic fabric of the city within the space of only a few decades. READ MORE

  4. 4. From Rural Gift to Urban Commodity : Traditional Medicinal Knowledge and Socio-spatial Transformation in the Eastern Lake Victoria Region

    Author : Ouma Anne; Gunnar Malmberg; Aina Tollefsen; Linda Helgesson; Stacey Langwick; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Eastern Lake Victoria Region; Traditional Medicinal knowledge; Traditional Healers; Youth; Inter-generational learning processes; commodification and commercialization; gift; Socio-spatial transformation; rural-urban; gender; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : As we celebrate all the dynamic and dramatic improvements in human health care in the 21st century, life in much of Africa begins with and is sustained with the support of traditional medicinal knowledge. Research on traditional medicinal knowledge (TMK) is extensive, but rather few studies have been written about Traditional Healers' (THs') own perceptions about TMK and practices in relation to changing societal dynamics. READ MORE

  5. 5. Spatial-Temporal Patterns of Urban Growth in Shanghai, China: Monitoring, Analysis, and Simulation

    Author : Qian Zhang; Yifang Ban; Jiyuan Liu; Bin Jiang; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; urban growth; spatial-temporal pattern; remote sensing; spatial metrics; scenarios-based simulation; Shanghai; Geoengineering; Geoteknik;

    Abstract : Supporting huge population, megacities are definitely the hot spots of production, consumption, and waste generation. Without careful investment and planning, megacities will be overwhelmed by burgeoning negative impacts on the environment, natural resources, and human health, as well as a host of social and economic issues. READ MORE