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Soeren Proestholm, Danish Building Research Institute

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This paper presents some preliminary perspectives from a case study in the municipality of the town of Ringkøbing. It was presented during the seminar of the European Network on Urban Density and Green Structure in Ringkoebing, August 1998.

The Danish Building Research Institute is undertaking research into these issues.  

Apart from an initial short introduction to the Danish planning system and to Ringkøbing itself, the paper deals with 2 main topics: The first part focuses on the political goals for the planning and management of green space, including how aims for the integration of ecological perspectives compare at different levels (in the municipal plan and local plans). The second part deals with the ways in which green areas are actually managed. It describes how the municipality organises and practises the management of its own areas. But it also includes how the municipality communicates with and issues directives for other owners/managers of green space e.g. private house owners, other institutions and a co-operative housing society, and what the physical result of this interaction might be.

Other relevant environmental issues are also covered in this paper.

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