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Replacis – Retail Planning for Cities Sustainability

Contact person: Mattias Kärrholm
Responsible: Mattias Kärrholm
Co-workers: Katarina Nylund
Partner: Portugal (Lisabon University & Porto University), Frankrike (Angers University), Turkiet (Bilkent University)
Funding: Formas
Timeframe: 2009-01-01 -- 2010-12-31
Research profile: Urbana studier
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Culture and Society, Urban studies
Subject: Samhällsvetenskap

Urban sustainability can be associated with the preservation of diversified retail systems able to respond with efficiency to the needs, wants and desires of different kinds of consumers. Recent trends show that different urban retail facilities have distinct levels of resilience that can be empowered by sector and spatial planning policies.

We are interested in the understanding of the urban retail change process to look for the answer to the question why certain areas do react better and have more success while others fail. The project puts a special focus on the metamorphosis where public space is turned into a consumption object used by retail developers and place makers.

Replacis intends for a better understanding of the role played by consumption in the production of new urban developments and to compare the resilience level of different urban retail areas by a set of indicators.

Replacis is coordinated from Portugal by professor Teresa Barata Salgueiro at Lissabon University. The project is part of the Urban-net. The Urban-net addresses issues of urban sustainability in Europe. Its overall aim is to increase the cooperation and coordination between European Member and Associated States through networking and the collaboration on joint research activities..The Swedish part of the project is funded by Formas.

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Olika typer av konsumtionsmiljöer har klarat sig olika bra i den senaste tidens samhällsutveckling. En hållbar utveckling innebär att det måste få finnas en blandning av olika slags konsumtionsmiljöer i en region. Hur hanterar man detta från planeringens håll, och hur förändrar handeln våra städer?

Under 2009 startade Urban-net projektet Replacis – Retail Planning for Cities Sustainability. Projektet är ett samarbete mellan Portugal (Lisabon & Porto University), Frankrike (Angers University), Turkiet (Bilkent University) och Sverige (Malmö University).

Projektets syfte är att undersöka hur olika konsumtionsmiljöer påverkar stadsutvecklingen, samt hur planeringen hanterar detta i de olika länderna. Projektet stöds av Formas och leds av professor Teresa Barata Salgueiro på Lissabon Universitet. För Sveriges räkning deltar Mattias Kärrholm och docent Katarina Nylund, från Urbana Studier, Malmö högskola.

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