Madeleine Granvik

Madeleine Granvik
Uppsala University | UU · Department of Earth Sciences

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Agricultural land is crucial for the production of food and is, thereby, directly connected to food security. Agriculture is threatened by a multitude of hazards, such as climate change, peak oil, peak soil and peak phosphorus. These hazards call for a more resilient food system that can deliver food security for the global population in the future...
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While urban areas hold great potential for contributing to sustainable development, there is a critical need to better understand and verify what measures improve urban sustainability. To achieve this, this project implements emergy synthesis to evaluate the environmental support to a building—called Smaragden—located in a certified “green” urban d...
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Urbanization is an important driver of environmental changes causing an increasing demand of ecosystem services while altering natural ecosystems. Yet, the sustainable management of urban areas can support the long-term provision of goods and services typical of healthy and resilient ecosystems and essential for human well-being. In this study, mul...
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Developing a more resilient food system based on sustainable food production and consumption is of major concern in creating food security. One issue in this complex field concerns the scale of the food system. Trends and tendencies show that the interest for local food has increased the last decade in Sweden, as well as in other parts of the world...
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Debate: Byggboom kräver nytt stadsbyggnads­ideal för regioner, skriver fem forskare i landskapsarkitektur. Ett miljonprogram i svensk bostadspolitik står åter för dörren: en byggboom för välfärd och välbefinnande. Men hur undviker vi nya misstag i överhettade städer och i stället stärker småorterna? Vi behöver en vision för stadsbyggande som kanali...
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Contemporary planning for sustainable development has a main focus on sustainable urban areas. This paper highlights a systemic approach as well as integrated and contextual knowledge in spatial planning. Significant theorists within urban planning, landscape architecture and other related fields are faced with a search for knowledge that accommoda...
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Agricultural land is one of the primary natural resources for human life. Climate change, peak oil, peak soil and a growing world population are factors that are likely to increase the importance of land in relation to both food production and the cultivation of energy crops. The current legal protection for agricultural land in Sweden is considere...
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Berg, P.G., Ignatieva, M., Granvik, M. & Hedfors, P. 2013. Green-blue Infrastructure in Urban-Rural Landscapes: introducing Resilient Citylands. Nord J Arch Res, 2: 11-42 With the global change crisis pushing – and new knowledge about sustainability in socio-ecological systems pulling – there presently is a window of opportunity to further our und...
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Agriculture remains one of the dominant activities in rural areas across the European Union (EU), not least in respect of land use and its impact on landscapes. The Agenda 2000 reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) introduced rural development as an integrated part of agricultural policy. The present study focuses on the second pillar...
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This paper discusses planning from a localization perspective in relation to food production and consumption in Swedish local authorities. A national interview study was conducted where 75% (218) of Swedish municipalities participated. Four issues relating to locally produced food provided the focus of the study, namely, policy, procurement procedu...
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Berg, P.G., Granvik, M. & Hedfors, P. 2012. Functional Density: A conceptual framework in a townscape areas context. Nord J Arch Res, 2: 29-46
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Seven key community resources (physical, economic, biological, organisational, social, cultural and aesthetic resources) were studied in each of 22 common local urban townscape areas in 11 cities in the Baltic Sea region. A method was developed for multi-dimensional assessment of the sustainability status of the local communities according to the U...
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The paper brings together the results of a number of research projects concerning women's working conditions in sparsely populated areas of the Swedish countryside. The specific conditions regarding the job market in such areas can be linked to the issue of equality. Women are more likely than men to have part-time jobs as their main source of inco...
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Within the politics of sustainable development citizens are expected to play an active and direct role in the implementation process. The potential for citizens to actually assume this role remains, however, unclear. This paper explores the prerequisites for citizen participation in accordance with the UN document the Habitat-agenda. In the paper w...
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Within the politics for sustainable development the citizens are now expected to play an active and direct role in the implementation process. The viability of the citizens to take up this role, however, remains unclear. This dissertation explores the prerequisites for citizen participation according to the UN Habitat-agenda. The objective was to a...
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T wenty-six common local urban townscape areas were studied in five Swedish, two Russian, two Latvian, one Polish and one Danish city - altogether 11 Baltic Sea Cities. A method was developed during 10 years for multi-dimensional assessment of the sustainability status of the local communities studied according to the United Nations Habitat-agenda....