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Christian Fertner

Christian Fertner

Associate Professor

I hold a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning (2006) from the Vienna University of Technology, and worked in extenstion to that at the Centre of Regional Science on the benchmarking of Smart Cities. Since December 2007 I work at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (former 'Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning'). From 2008 to 2012 I worked on my PhD project called "Urbanisation, urban growth and planning", dealing with urbanisation of rural areas, its spatial characteristics and impacts like e.g. urban sprawl and the use of urban growth management strategies. The project was supervised by Gertrud Jørgensen, Thomas Sick Nielsen and Stephan Pauleit.

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

I am / was co-supervisor for several PhD students: Tongyun Du (ongoing), Lu Sun (ongoing), Juliane Große (finished in 2017)

I teach in the Landscape Architecture and Geography programmes. From 2008 to 2014 I was co-responsible for the bachelor course "Bypolitik" (Urban policies). Since 2016 I am co-responsible for the "Byplan Studio" (Urban Planning Studio). I also supervise bachelor and master students. Here you can find a list of potential topics for master theses within our research group.

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 landblend.wordpress.com.

Teaching

Ongoing:

  • 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)
  • Supervision of bachelor projects, master theses and projects in practice

Former:

  • 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

Selected publications

  1. Published

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

    Fertner, C., Jørgensen, G., Nielsen, T. A. S. & Nilsson, K. S. B., 2016, In : Future Cities & Environment. 2, p. 1-13 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Urban structure, energy and planning: findings from three cities in Sweden, Finland and Estonia

    Große, J., Fertner, C. & Groth, N. B., 2016, In : Urban Planning. 1, 1, p. 24-40 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Urban energy generation and the role of cities

    Groth, N. B., Fertner, C. & Große, J., 2016, In : Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning. 5, Special issue, p. 5-17 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

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

    Fertner, C. & Große, J., 2016, In : European Spatial Research and Policy. 23, 1, p. 65-79 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development and Urban-Rural Linkages

    Nilsson, K. S. B., Nielsen, T. A. S., Aalbers, C., Bell, S., Boitier, B., Chery, J. P., Fertner, C., Groschowski, M., Haase, D., Loibl, W., Pauleit, S., Pintar, M., Piorr, A., Ravetz, J., Ristimäki, M., Rounsevell, M., Tosics, I., Westerink, J. & Zasada, I., 27 Mar 2014, In : European Journal of Spatial Development. p. 1-26 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

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

    Fertner, C., 2013, In : Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 104, 3, p. 322-337 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    The dynamics of peri-urbanisation

    Ravetz, J., Fertner, C. & Nielsen, T. A. S., 2013, Peri-urban futures: scenarios and models for land use change in Europe. Nilsson, K., Pauleit, S., Bell, S., Aalbers, C. & Nielsen, T. S. (eds.). Springer, p. 13-44 32 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Downscaling European urban-rural typologies

    Fertner, C., 2012, In : Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 112, 1, p. 77-83 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

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

    Fertner, C., Jørgensen, G. & Nielsen, T. A. S., 2012, In : Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning. 3, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Peri-urbanisation and multifunctional adaptation of agriculture around Copenhagen

    Zasada, I., Fertner, C., Piorr, A. & Nielsen, T. A. S., 2011, In : Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 111, 1, p. 59-72 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

  1. Urban Planning (Journal)

    Christian Fertner (Member of Editorial Board)
    Dec 2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of Research journalResearch

  2. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning (Journal)

    Christian Fertner (Member of Editorial Board)
    Oct 2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of Research journalResearch

  3. Researchblog: landblend.wordpress.com

    Christian Fertner (Participant)
    9 Nov 2009 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

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