Urban densification - A case study of exploitation possibilities at preschools in Östra Göteborg
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Urban population is increasing and it is important to create sustainable cities (Lehmann 2016). A way of doing that is to densify and create more compact cities and the education system is an important aspect when doing so. In Gothenburg, the population is increasing rapidly and the demand for preschool places will increase from 2020-2025 (Göteborg stad 2020). This thesis is conducted in cooperation with Lokalförvaltningen at Göteborgs Stad to investigate the exploitations possibilities of preschools in Östra Göteborg. The aim of this thesis is to investigate if there are potential to develop preschools within the current detailed development plans. It is also to investigate how much of the upcoming demand of preschools can be fulfilled without making new plans. This thesis focuses on development potential based on surface and open space and does not consider other aspects such as managing costs or building year. To avoid early interpretations, an excel template with quantitative measures was used to investigate current preschools. The development potential was then based on these measures. The results show that there is potential to develop within current detailed plans. In Östra Göteborg, 15 % of the preschools have potential to develop. This study has been completed to give an indication to what objects can be developed. For further research this study can be used as a base. Other aspects such as energy consumption, building year and managing costs together with location of the preschool is suggested to investigate to get a clear picture of which preschools could be developed.
Densification , compact cities , exploitation possibilities , preschools , open space