Knowledge Bank: Built Environment
Planning cities for playfulness
Increasing numbers of the world's children grow up in cities. Outdoor urban environments are therefore of growing importance for children's day-to-day mobility.
Putting children on the map
A number of Swedish municipalities are using a method called “Children's maps in GIS” to find out how children feel about and use their outdoor environment.
Landscape characterisation methods
SLU researchers are developing methods of describing landscape character, i.e. the patterns and structures that distinguish one landscape from another.
Odour and Noise Causes of Conflict
Railways, traffic, factories and farms are just a few examples of sources of discomfort and conflict, but exactly how common are problems of odour and noise in modern society?
The Neighbourhood through the Eyes of your Child
What do children think about the outdoor environment in their neighbourhood? Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have developed a method using a Geographic Information System (GIS).
Urban cows and wind mills arouse strong feelings
Farm animals grazing in the park and new wind farms change the landscape and sometimes spark conflicts. Dr Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin, landscape researcher at SLU in Alnarp, is examining ways of reconciling stakeholder interests.