Transformation of Cities and Landscapes - Geoinformatics – University of Copenhagen

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Transformation of Cities and Landscapes - Geoinformatics

The group has a strong profile in human geography with focus on understanding processes and drivers of the location and distribution of human activity, the role of uneven geographical development and its implications and consequences for particular geographies, and the application of geoinformatics.

Transformation of Cities and Landscapes - Geoinformatics

The majority of economic, political and social activity is today formed by urbanisation and an increasing number of people are living and working in city-regions – including peri-urban settings. At the same time, many cities and peripheral regions are struggling with job losses, industrial restructuring and depopulation, and thus, many countries face new forms of spatially economic and social inequalities. Concurrently, land use impacts and ecosystem services are governed by a complex interplay of institutional and economic forces operating from local to global levels. This includes impacts from and effects on spatial planning and governance regimes.

We answer research questions such as: How can geoinformatics be applied for spatial planning? Why are EU policies implemented differently in various national contexts and with which implications for water and nature management? What are the main current land use changes in different regions in Denmark including agricultural restructuring (e.g. peri-urban, remote and touristic areas)? What are the spatial consequences of the dynamics of industrial location and economic restructuring in Denmark?

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