Landscape Architecture and Planning
1958 Frederiksberg C
Dr. Natalie Gulsrud is an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning. She studies the governance of urban green infrastructure to advance sustainable and just pathways to climate resilience. This research engages social, ecological, and technological interactions in the “gray to green” infrastructure of cities from bicycle pathways to parks, trees, and community gardens. She publishes in scientific journals such as Landscape and Urban Planning, Environmental Research, and Urban Forestry and Urban Greening and is the co-author of the book "Street Fights in Copenhagen: Bicycle and Car Politics in a Green Mobility City" (Routledge, May 2019). She co-leads the Swedish government research council for sustainable development (FORMAS) “A sustainable spatial planning framework for engaging diverse actors and citizens in revitalising in-between spaces for social inclusion, biodiversity, and well-being" (VIVA-PLAN) in Denmark and Sweden. Other projects include WP leader in the NordForsk funded Smarter Greener Cities project and WP leader in the FORMAS funded Planning with Youth: a tool and framework for engaging meaningful and forward-looking participation of youth in shaping attractive and sustainable living environments. She also teaches the masters-level course Urban Forestry Urban Greening. She is on maternity leave from March 2020 - January 2021.
Primary fields of research
Urban sustainability science, urban governance, green infrastructure, environmental justice, transportation geography, smart cities, social ecological technological systems, automation
Natalie teaches and manages the masters-level thematic course, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening at the University of Copenhagen