Sustainable Leisure Mobilities in Compact Towns: Changing patterns of outdoor recreation in transit-oriented development (TOD)

Last changed: 28 April 2021

The project aims to acknowledge the history of the welfare planning and its current role for sustainable  TODs, reveal the current use of places for active outdoor recreation of the TOD inhabitants, and explore the possibilities to encourage sustainable mobilities in (TODs), with special emphasis on green structure planning.

The current thrust for transit-oriented development (TOD) aims to concentrate building density around public transport nodes. However, such a strategy fosters sustainable development only if it facilitates sustainable mobilities in a wider sense, including outdoor recreation. The embedded (but disregarded) qualities from the welfare planning could strengthen such an approach.

Therefore the project aims to:

  1. acknowledge the history of the welfare planning and its current role for the sustainable TODs;
  2. reveal the current use of places for active outdoor recreation of the TOD inhabitants, and
  3. explore the possibilities to encourage sustainable mobilities in TODs, with special emphasis on green structure planning.

The project contributes to an understanding of the potentials for wellbeing and sustainable leisure mobilities in compact cities, and to green structure development.

Facts:

Project leader

Mattias Qviström, Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture, SLU

Project participants

Märit Jansson, Senior Lecturer, Division of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, +4640415135
Read more about Märit Jansson on her presentation web page
Send an e-mail to: marit.jansson@slu.se 

Neva Leposa, Postdoctor, Division of Landscape Architecture, SLU,
Read more on Neva Leposa's CV page
Send an e-mail to:neva.leposa@slu.se

Project time

2017-2021

External funding

Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas)