We work with water, terrain, plants and their relation to landscape architecture. The aim is to create the best methodological foundation for development, operation and management of green and sustainable urban environments.
Improved Construction Technologies
Landscape Technology research aims to expand the foundation for landscape architecture. It is about improved construction technologies and new nature-based infrastructure services. Examples of targeted fields are dynamics and establishment of vegetation; climate adaptation, water treatment, and erosion control; and enhancement of urban nature. We combine a wide range of disciplines including among others landscape architecture, environmental chemistry, horticulture, urban planning, biology, civil engineering, GIS and modelling.
The overarching aim of our research is to combine life sciences with urban landscape design for sustainable development. As seen from the list of publication and projects our research spans from planning and management of urban landscapes to innovation and testing of specific techniques and methods for sustainable development through landscaping.
The Landscape Technology Research Group work with questions like:
- How can we develop landscape architecturally interesting and sustainable planting concepts that work on both planning, projecting and management levels?
- Can the urban water infrastructures be rethought in such a way that the cities both become robust towards both extreme rain and drought and are strengthened with regards to city life, biodiversity and recreational opportunities?
- How are operations and management of green spaces organized, and what changes and innovations are currently happening? How is the cooperation between management methods, the organizational reality and the green Spaces?
Selected recent projects
- China Europe Cooperation on Sponge Cities
Contact: Marina Bergen Jensen
- Green Climate shield for handling roofing water via evaporation
Contact: Marina Bergen Jensen
- Monitoring Cloudburst Roads
Contact: Jan Støvring
Collaboration and Networks
We collaborate with Department of Plants and Environment, Danish Technological Institute, GEUS, municipalities, companies and a couple of Universities.
PartnerLandskab is a network of stakeholders working with urban and landscape greening.
The Urban Tree Arboretum presents more than 150 tree species and cultivars considered suitable for the urban environment.
- Urban Forests in a European Perspective: What can the National Forest inventory tell us / Gulsrud, Natalie Marie; Nielsen, Anders Busse; Bastrup-Birk, Annemarie ; Olafsson, Anton Stahl; Lier, Markus ; Fischer, Christoph ; Zalkauskas, Remigijus ; Hedblom, Marcus ; Sievanen, Tuija ; Nordh, Helena ; Dahlgren, Jonas ; Kulbokas, Gintaras ; Davies, Clive ; Polley, Heino ; Brändli, Urs-Bät; Kriher, Franz ; Johannsen, Vivian Kvist; Nord-Larsen, Thomas; Haakana, Helena ; Ihalainen, Antti ; Korhonen, Kari ; Straigte, Lina ; Tomter, Stein ; Sing, Louise; Edwards, David; Ross, David I: Workshop for Practitioners and Researchers held on March 15, Brussels Summary of workshop results. Copenhagen: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen. IGN Report.
- Urban water management in Beijing and Copenhagen: Sustainability, climate resilience, and the local water balance / Liu, Li; Jensen, Marina Bergen; Zhang, Xiaoxin . Greening China’s Urban Governance - Tackling environmental and sustainability challenges. red. / Jørgen Delman; Yuan Ren; Outi Louva; Mattias Burell; Oscar Almén. Singapore : Springer, 2019. s. 89-106. I: Water and Environment Journal, Bind 33, Nr. 1, 2019, s. 98-110.
- Decentralized grey water reuse: Developing grey water treatment technology and mapping end-users’ perceptions, Bimala Prajapati, ph.d.-afhandling 2019
- Recreational ecosystem services in European cities: sociocultural and geographic contexts matter for park use / Fischer, L.K, Honold, J., Botzat, A., Brinkmeyer, D., Cvejić, R., Delshammar, T., Elands, B., Haase, D., Karle, S.J., Kabisch, N., Lafortezza, R., Nastran, M., Nielsen, A.B., van der Jagt, A.P., Vierikko, K. and Kowarik, I., 2018. I: Ecosystem Services
- Beyond green: broad support for biodiversity in multicultural European cities / Fisher, L., Honold, J., Delshammar, T., Hilnert, S., Lafortezza, R., Nastran, M., Nielsen, A.N., Pintar, M., van der Jagt, A., Kowarik, I., 2018. Global Environmental Change 49: 35-45.