Search for dissertations about: "transportation geography"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words transportation geography.

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

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstad University

    Author : Stephan Bösch; Gerhard Gustafsson; Reinhold Castensson; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; culture; transport culture; public transport; geography; transport geography; sustainable development; sustainable transport; kultur; transportkultur; kollektivtrafik; geografi; transportgeografi; hållbar utveckling; hållbara transporter; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi 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

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

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstad University

    Author : Kerstin Westin; Einar Holm; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 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

  3. 3. Out of the wild studies on the forest as a recreational resource for urban residents

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Olof Olsson; Kerstin Westin; Annika Nordlund; Louise Eriksson; Gun Lidestav; Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; forest values and beliefs; GIS; public participation; recreation; social forest qualities; spatial interaction; urban forest; urban fringe forest; urban planning; urbanization; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This thesis explores and analyzes the demand for and supply of forests in and near urban areas from a social perspective. Specific focus is directed towards recreational qualities of forests located just outside urban borders, that is, urban fringe forests. To this end, the thesis is based on four empirical research papers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Alpine lake sediment archives and catchment geomorphology causal relationships and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi

    Author : Lena Rubensdotter; Gunhild Rosqvist; Ingmar Borgström; Eve Arnold; Jens-Ove Näslund; Catherine Souch; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; alpine lakes; geomorphology; lacustrine sedimentation; slope processes; glaciofluvial; Holocene; Swedish Lapland; NATURAL SCIENCES Earth sciences Exogenous earth sciences Physical geography; NATURVETENSKAP Geovetenskap Exogen geovetenskap Naturgeografi;

    Abstract : Lake sediments are frequently used as archives of climate and environmental change. Minerogenic sediment variability in alpine lakes is often used to reconstruct past glacier and slope process activity. Alpine lake sediments can however have many different origins, which may induce errors in paleoenvironmental reconstructions. READ MORE

  5. 5. On the road Social aspects of commuting long distances to work

    University dissertation from Umeå : Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Umeå universitet

    Author : Erika Sandow; Kerstin Westin; Örjan Pettersson; Susan Hanson; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Long-distance commuting; social aspects; households; gender differences; sparsely populated areas; longitudinal study; register data; Sweden; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : With its point of departure of increasing numbers of people being engaged in commuting, the aim of this thesis is to reveal prerequisites for and consequences of long-distance commuting in Sweden for the individual and his or her partner. Special attention has been given to prerequisites for long-distance commuting in sparsely populated areas, and to social consequences related to long-distance commuting in terms of gender differences in commuting patterns, earnings and separation. READ MORE