Urban Planning and Mobility

Organisation profile

In the UPM research group we focus on contemporary issues related to planning and management of urban areas, as well as the challenges of providing mobility options for the people who live and work there.

Urban Planning and Mobility research area

The primary research areas within the group are impacts of policy initiatives on transport and land use, power and decision-making in the planning process, and new approaches to investigating mobility and accessibility. We also play a leading role in the Centre for Mobility and Urban Studies (C-MUS) and are responsible for teaching and supervision of students on the Urban Planning & Management master’s programme.

Good planning practice

An important part of planning is to anticipate the likely economic, environmental, and social consequences of changes to these open systems, in order to provide the necessary guidance for policy makers on how to select the most suitable policy initiatives to address a given problem. Good planning practice and research is therefore defined by three main characteristics:

  • First, defining the most important societal problems (what do we want to achieve)?
  • Second, understanding the structure of urban systems and the mechanisms that affect them (what factors can we influence to solve the problems?)
  • Third, communicating this knowledge effectively to relevant stakeholders (how do we prepare useful decision support and public participation?)

In the UPM group we seek to synthesize these three levels of planning by providing empirical evidence, theoretical conceptualization, and philosophical reflection within each of them.


Research (475)

Activities (193)

  • Samfundsøkonomi+

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

  • ATLoT Munich

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

  • Debat om Hærvejsmotorvejen

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Most frequent journals

  • Trafik & Veje

    ISSNs: 1903-7384, 1903-7384

    Dansk Vejtidsskrift ApS, Denmark


  • Byplan

    ISSNs: 0007-7658

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1602-9038



  • Transport Reviews

    ISSNs: 0144-1647

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-5327

    Routledge, United Kingdom


  • Journal of Critical Realism

    ISSNs: 1476-7430

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1572-5138

    Routledge, United Kingdom


  • Plan

    ISSNs: 0805-083X, 0805-083X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1504-3045

    Universitetsforlaget AS, Norway


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