Landscape Architecture and Planning

Examples of collaboration projects

Recreational potential in young forests

In cooperation with the Danish Nature Agency, Aarhus Municipality and Lokale- og Anlægsfonden IGN puts focus on the recreational potential in young forests. The aim is to prepare a catalog of ideas that shows how to incorporate nature experiences and activities already in the planning of the forest, in connection with the establishment or as a further development of the existing young forests. The afforestation is one of the biggest changes in the landscape in recent times, and the project makes it possible to make young forests interesting for everybody inclusive nature.

Read more about the project (in Danisk)


Anders Busse Nielsen, professor,

Future landscapes: In collaboration with 12 municipalities.

Future landscapes have to encompass many functions – but how do we include an efficient production landscape as well as a harmonic nature- and recreation landscape that is desirable to live in? A national research programme will in 2014-17 improve the Danish landscape planning from Jammerbugten in the North to Guldborgsund in the South. The programme involves 12 municipalities, the Danish Hunters Association, the Danish Outdoor Council and five research institutions. Just over 12 million DKK have been set aside for the project. The financing is from 15. Juni Fonden, Nordea-fonden, Tips- og Lottomidler and the participating partners.

Read more on Future Landscapes’ website (in Danish)


Jørgen Primdahl, professor,
Lone S. Kristensen, associate professor,

Water in Urban Areas: Collaboration project

IGN is also the driving force in larger partnerships, for example Water in Urban Areas with more than 130 research institutions, producers, utility companies, consultants and public institutions working together. The aim is to contribute to climatically robust and sustainable cities through productive rainwater management. We wish to include all stakeholders in developing practically useful solutions, document the effect, increase technological innovation, public innovation and increased value, and increase the export potential.

Read more on Water in Urban Areas’ website (in Danish)


Marina Bergen Jensen, professor,

PartnerLandskab: Sectorial collaboration

In PartnerLandskab, IGN gathers stakeholders from the green sector and strengthens the collaboration between professional organisations, companies, public administration, and researchers at IGN. Members can have current challenges looked into, while at the same time getting insight into the newest knowledge. The aim of PartnerLandskab is to produce useful research-based knowledge that can be implemented immediately to the members’ practice. This is done by gathering and sharing experience and knowledge about current professional problems, as well as testing new methods that can increase professional capabilities or ease well-known work routines. In PartnerLandskab our aim is that a typical project will last 9-12 months from the project has started until it has been disseminated to the partners.

Read more on PartnerLandskab’s website (in Danish)

Jan Støvring, senior research consultant,