Articles by Örjan Pettersson

Örjan Pettersson

Örjan Petterson is Senior Lecture (Associate Professor) who primarily doing research regarding regional development in sparsely populated areas, in particular northern Sweden. Topics of research have mainly been demographic changes, business structures and alternatives for making a livelihood. In recent years focus has shifted towards questions regarding the use of natural resources and planning related to for example mining and forestry as well as windmill parks and marine areas. The research is predominantly quantitative and done with help of GIS and different types of registry data. Örjan works at the Department of Geography and Economic History at Umeå University.


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The forest needs to be included in the municipalities’ planning

An overarching plan that includes forest and municipal planning as well as other land-use interests is motivated, not least with thought to the possibility to understand and handle conflicts concerning the forest landscape. Municipalities establish a municipal development plan accounting for how the land within the municipality will be used, as well as plans for…

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