Christian Fertner

Christian Fertner


  • Landskabsarkitektur og planlægning - Design

    Rolighedsvej 23

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Telefon: +4535331782

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I am associate professor in urban and regional planning at IGN and member of the resarch groups Spatial Change and Planning and GIScience and Geodesign.

Research topics include spatial planning, sustainable urban development, resource and energy efficient cities, land use change, urban sprawl, functional regions, small towns, spatial analysis, digital planning.

I hold a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning (2006) from the Vienna University of Technology. My PhD project (finished in 2012) was supervised by Gertrud Jørgensen, Thomas Sick Nielsen and Stephan Pauleit and dealt with urbanisation of rural areas and urban growth management.

In the past I was involved in several national and international projects, including

I was co-supervisor for several PhD students: Tongyun Du (finished 2021), Liang Xiao (guest PhD 2019-2020), Lu Sun (paused),  Juliane Große (finished in 2017)

I teach in the Landscape Architecture programme. From 2008 to 2014 I was co-responsible for the bachelor course "Bypolitik" (Urban policies). Since 2016 I am co-responsible for "Byplan Studio" (Urban Planning Studio). I supervise students on all levels.

Feel free to contact me. I speak German, English and Danish. You can also find me on LinkedIn and ResearchGate or pass by my blog on (which is not that often updated anymore as it once was).

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder


  • Co-responsible for bachelor course "Byplan Studio 1 & 2" (Urban Planning Studio, 30 ECTS, since 2016)
  • Exercise supervision in "By- og regionaludvikling" (Urban and regional development, 7.5 ECTS, 2019-2020)
  • Supervision of bachelor projects, master theses and projects in practice


  • Co-responsible for bachelor course "Bypolitik" (Urban policies, 7.5 ECTS, 2008-2014)
  • Contributions to "Byplananalyse" (Urban analysis) and "Byplanstrategi" (Urban planning strategies) and guest lectures in other courses

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Emerging digital plan data – New research perspectives on planning practice and evaluation

    Fertner, Christian, Christensen, A. A., Andersen, Peter Stubkjær, Olafsson, Anton Stahl, Præstholm, Søren, Caspersen, Ole H. & Grunfelder, J., 2019, I: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 119, 1, s. 6-16 11 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  2. Udgivet

    Compensatory leisure travel? The role of urban structure and lifestyle in weekend and holiday trips in Greater Copenhagen

    Große, J., Fertner, Christian & Carstensen, Trine Agervig, 2019, I: Case Studies on Transport Policy. 7, 1, s. 108-117 10 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  3. Udgivet

    Urban sprawl and growth management - drivers, impacts and responses in selected European and US cities

    Fertner, Christian, Jørgensen, Gertrud, Nielsen, T. A. S. & Nilsson, K. S. B., 2016, I: Future Cities & Environment. 2, s. 1-13 9.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  4. Udgivet

    Compact and resource efficient cities? Synergies and trade-offs in European cities

    Fertner, Christian & Große, J., 2016, I: European Spatial Research and Policy. 23, 1, s. 65-79 15 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  5. Udgivet

    Small towns resisting urban decay through residential attractiveness: Findings from Denmark

    Fertner, Christian, Groth, Niels Boje, Herslund, Lise Byskov & Carstensen, Trine Agervig, 2015, I: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 115, 2, s. 119-132

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  6. Udgivet

    The emergence and consolidation of the Urban-Rural Region: migration patterns around Copenhagen 1986-2011

    Fertner, Christian, 2013, I: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 104, 3, s. 322-337 16 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  7. Udgivet

    Land use scenarios for greater Copenhagen: modelling the impact of the fingerplan

    Fertner, Christian, Jørgensen, Gertrud & Nielsen, T. A. S., 2012, I: Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning. 3, 1, s. 1-10 10 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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