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?
- Sustainable development in the Ribe Å area Contact: Jan Støvring
- Green Climate shield for handling roofing water via evaporation Contact: Marina Bergen Jensen
- Monitoring Cloudburst Roads Contact: Jan Støvring
- China Europe Cooperation on Sponge Cities Contact: Marina Bergen Jensen
- Water Resilient Green Cities for Africa (WGA)
Collaboration and Networks
We collaborate with Department of Plants and Environment, Danish Technological Institute, GEUS, municipalities, companies and a couple of Universities.
We are for instance a part of the Danish network of climate change adaption: Det Nationale Netværk for Klimatilpasning
- 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.
Design by Management (MS)
Urban Ecosystems (MS)
Klimatilpasning og grøn teknologi (PBA)
Urban Water Management (Sino-Danish Center)
Continuing education: Water Sector Governance and Operation (WSGO) (Danida Fellowship Centre)
Members of the Research Group
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|Marie Schnell||PhD Fellow||+4535337619|
|Marina Bergen Jensen||Professor||+4535331790|
|Mark Taylor Randall||PhD Student|
|Nané Køllgaard Pedersen||Postdoc||+4535331548|
Cities need protection against rising sea water
Storm surges and sea rise will potentially affect more than half of Denmark's 100 largest cities. Researcher Ole Fryd visits in this video Amager Strandpark and presents four fundamental models for the protection of cities, roads and recreational facilities along the coast.
Permeable asphalt helps prevent flooding
How does permeable asphalt work in practice? Senior Consultant Jan Støvring is investigating a project in Frederiksberg. In this video he talks about the preliminary results, which, among other things, prove that it is important to clean the roads thoroughly each or every other year.