"I would like to know how young women manage different places in their daily lives and how this influences their sense of well-being and security. It is important since actions to increase the well-being of women in the public environment – for instance, cutting down trees and bushes – influence other site qualities, such as esthetic values, biological diversity, and park culture."
"The project also aims to elevate theoretical knowledge about young women and their perceptions of different places, which I view to be an underdeveloped topic."
"My ambition is to find ways to bring together different values and qualities in the urban environment. Since the pressure to exploit land is so great, it´s important to know how different aspects can be brought together."
"For instance, my results show there´s no reason to play off esthetic and biological diversity in a park environment against security issues, as is often done today. All that is needed is well-executed landscape architecture and knowledge about how humans relate to their environment. Unfortunately, this is often under-prioritized during planning, even though well-conceived solutions are less expensive in the long run."
"Also, I´ve become frustrated at times because actions taken to make environments ‘safer´ often mean that many of the esthetic features of a place vanish and that vegetation gets eliminated."