Master´s Thesis 2020 Urban Challenges

Jan Dankmeyer

Fields of Research

The chosen method for this Master’s Thesis is research-for-design. This work combines the themes of child-responsive urban planning, environmental education and sustainable urban water treatment, and extensive theoretical was carried out to create a knowledge base to conduct the design.

The point of departure was to investigate the child-responsive urban planning to recognise the importance of the children’s perspectives in the city. To understand how urban planning and architecture can be a tool to educate children about the environment, knowledge from environmental education and environmental psychology for design were accumulated. Sustainable water solutions were explored as a method to educate children about water and resilience. Furthermore, the conditions in Gothenburg were part of the research to understand the specific challenges the city is facing in terms of water treatment and flooding.

The Research Scheme

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