Spatial Change and Planning – University of Copenhagen

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Spatial Change and Planning

This multidisciplinary research group focuses on urban and rural development, and spatial planning for urban areas, landscapes and rural districts. Research in the group spans environments from urban public spaces and local landscapes to metropolises and regional landscapes. Our research and teaching aims at improving current knowledge of urban and rural landscapes as well as creating sustainable, livable cities and landscapes.

Spacial Change and Planning

 

Projects

Ongoing projects

PhD projects

  • Anne Madsbjerg – Urban Gardens as Drivers for Liveability and Community Coherence – a case study addressing the dynamic relationsship between landscape architecture, culture and people
  • David Qvist Pears – Understanding collaborative landscape governance in agricultural landscapes
  • Haiyun Xu – Envisioning public participation in landscape corridor planning  in China with European experience
  • Hanne Wiemann Nielsen – Big Cities – ’Quiet’ Places” – tracing material and immaterial qualities of urban space
  • Lu Sun – Town development in the green belts of metropolitan areas
  • Nevroz Cinar Özdil – Town development in the green belts of metropolitan areas
  • Peng Ding – Child-Oriented Urban Regeneration: Exploring the impact of child-oriented city projects on the urban regeneration process, and a comparison study of child-oriented urban policy development between Copenhagen and Rotterdam
  • Leneisja JungsbergCommunity strategies and local planning approaches in the Arctic
  • Tongyun Du – Urban regeneration and social networks
  • Liku Workalemahu – International transformation for leapfrogging to water sesitive city: The case of Addis Ababa
  • Martha Mkupasi – Planning for the water sensitive city in Dar es Salaam

Completed projects

Completed PhD projects

Publications

Selected publications - for more publications see also the websites of the indvidual researchers  

Recent publications

Almahmood, MAM, Schulze, O, Carstensen, TA & Jørgensen, G 2018: The Sidewalk as a Contested Space: Women’s Negotiation of Socio-Spatial Processes of Exclusion in Public Urban Space in Saudi Arabia: The Case of Al Tahlia StreetPlanning Practice and Research, bind 32. DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2017.1419652

Andersen, E, Vejre, H, Dalgaard, T, Andersen, PS, Olesen, JE & Christensen, AA 2017: A landscape ecological perspective on the regulation of N, P and organic matter in the Danish agri-environment. Aarhus, Danmark, 26/06/2017 - 28/06/2017, s. 118.

Große, J, Olafsson, AS, Carstensen, TA & Fertner, C 2018: Exploring the role of daily ‘modality styles’ and urban structure in holidays and longer weekend trips: Travel behaviour of urban and peri-urban residents in Greater CopenhagenJournal of Transport Geography, bind 69, s. 138-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.04.008

Gulsrud, NM, Hertzog, K & Shears, I 2018: Innovative urban forestry governance in Melbourne?: Investigating “green placemaking” as a nature-based solution. Environmental Research, vol 161, pp. 158-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.11.005

Herslund, LB, Backhaus, A, Fryd, O, Jørgensen, G, Jensen, MB, Mtwangi Limbumba , T, Liu, L, Mguni, P, Mkupasi, M, Workalemahu, L & Yeshitela, K 2018: Conditions and opportunities for green infrastructure – Aiming for green, water-resilient cities in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam. Landscape and Urban Planning. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.10.008

Nielsen, HW, Jørgensen, G & Braae, EM 2016: Big cities – "quiet Places": tracing relationships between material and immaterial qualities of urban Spaces. SPOOL, bind 3, nr. 1, 2, s. 67-82. DOI: 10.7480/spool.2016.1

Stahlschmidt, P., Swaffield, S., Primdahl, J. & Nellemann, V., 2017: Landscape Analysis. Investigating the Potentials of Space and Place. Routledge, London

Correira, T, Primdahl, J & Pedroli, B 2018: European Landscapes in transition – Implications for Policy and Practise. Cambridge University Press, doi: 10.1017/9781107707566

Riesto, S & Tietjen, A, 2018: Planning with Heritage: A Critical Debate Across Landscape Architecture Practice and Heritage Theory. i Routledge Companion to Landscape Architecture. 

Zhao, C, Nielsen, TAS, Olafsson, AS, Carstensen, TA & Fertner, C, 2018: Cycling environmental perception in Beijing – A study of residents' attitudes towards future cycling and car purchasing. Transport Policy, bind 66, s. 96-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.02.004

Yu, Z, Xu, s, Zhang, Y, Jørgensen, G, Vejre, H 2018: Strong contributions of local background climate to the cooling effect of urban green vegetation. Scientifc Reports, volume 8, Article number 6798 (2018), doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25296-w

In Danish

Bynære landbrugsområder i Hovedstadsregionen 2014: Udvikling i landbrug, landskab og bebyggelse 1984-2014 / Kyndesen, Mike Brian Johannsen; Vesterager, Jens Peter; Busck, Anne Gravsholt; Primdahl, Jørgen; Vejre, Henrik; Kristensen, Lone Søderkvist; Kristensen, Søren Bech Pilgaard; Richardt, Ann-Sofie; Præstholm, Søren; Fertner, Christian; Winther, Lars; Ogstrup, Susanne; Nissen, Anne Louise. København: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning, Københavns Universitet, 2016. 90 s.

Evaluering af digital borgerinddragelse af socialt udsatte / Carstensen, Trine Agervig; Lund, Dorthe Hedensted; Skov-Petersen, Hans; Sundbøl, Christine M.B. Frederiksberg, 2017. 30 s.

Udvikling i Agerlandet 1954-2025: Kortlægning af Markstørrelse, markveje og småbiotoper / Caspersen, Ole H.; Karlsson Nyed, Patrik. 1 udg. Frederiksberg, 2017. 67 s.

Hovedstaden 2030: Fremtidens udfordringer for planlægning i hovedstadsområdet / Jørgensen, Gertrud; Vejre, Henrik; Caspersen, Ole Hjorth; Sehested, Karina; Winther, Lars; Højgaard Jensen, Ellen (Redaktør). Frederiksberg: Dansk Byplanlaboratorium, 2017. 59 s.

Dialogbaseret Planlægning i det åbne land: Lone S. Kristensen, Jørgen Primdahl og Henrik Vejre, Bogværket 2015 245 s.

Mødet mellem krop og horisont - En kystpark mellem Kalveboderne og Øretaden: Sted, Sanser, Arkitektur. Håndværk og æstetik i landskabsarkitektur - Studio 2017 / Munck Petersen, Rikke (Redaktør); Kjær, Emilie Kjeldsen (Redaktør). 1 udg. Frederiksberg, 2017. 186 s.

Dansk landdistriktspolitik i nyere tid : en længere historie kort fortalt / Tanvig, Hanne Wittorff; Jankovic, Noa. København : Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning, Københavns Universitet, 2017. 32 s.

Den grønne metropol : Natur- og rekreative områder i hovedstadsmetropolen efter 1900 / Christiansen, Caspar (Redaktør); Bro, Henning (Redaktør); Damgaard, Peter (Redaktør); Hollensen, Lisbeth (Redaktør); Monfared, Darius (Redaktør); Skjøt-Pedersen, Lise (Redaktør); Tønsberg, Jeppe (Redaktør); Vejre, Henrik (Redaktør); Wiil , Ann-Sofie (Redaktør).Frydenlund Academic, 2017. 816 s.

Demokrati og diktatur i nationalparkerne – om central styring versus lokal forankring i planlægningen / Primdahl, J. 2018, ‘, i Moderne Naturforvaltning i Vadehavet./ Lorange, T. (red.), , temahæfte 9, Nationalpark Vadehavet, s. 4-9.

Staff

Members of the research group

PhD students

Other members

The group aims to provide an integrated understanding of the urban-rural continuum, comprising cities, peri-urban areas and rural districts. Research conducted in the group build on and integrate perspectives from a broad range of disciplines spanning the social, human and natural sciences, including fields such as design research, geography, planning studies, landscape ecology and landscape science. Human’s use and perception of urban and rural landscapes, understanding of places, and place-making play a prominent role in our research.

Methods and collaboration

Methods for spatial analysis such as landscape character assessment, mapping of ecosystem services and landscape functions and urban environment and urban life play a significant role in studies of spatial development and human use of the environment. Other projects deal with management processes such as spatial planning, governance, involvement of citizens, and not least planning innovation. We often work together with other institutions and actors in landscapes and cities.

Specific themes

Specific themes in the research comprise urban and rural lifestyles and their implications for planning, development of new planning tools for rural areas, climate adaptation, governance of urban and regional development, development and transformation of urban and rural districts, the multifunctional role of agriculture and rural landscapes, terrestrial habitat monitoring, land use / land cover studies, land use modeling, remote sensing of terrestrial environments. We run projects in Denmark, Europe and in developing countries.

Teaching

The research group contributes considerably to the study programs B.Sc. in Natural Resource Management, M.Sc. in Nature Management and B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Landscape Architecture and at a lesser scale to other study programs. The research group also contributes to the organization of PhD courses within our research fields.