Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions

  • A.C. Meyers Vænge 15

    2450 København SV


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Transitions towards a more sustainable society must be based on the involvement of a multitude of actors in companies, local communities and society involving an extension of the knowledge and capacity to act in new ways. The new Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions at Aalborg University Copenhagen has the vision to develop reflections, tools and procedures making supporting actors in their participation and leadership of transitions towards a sustainable society. The Center will focus its research and dissimination based on a combination of insights in designprocesses, innovation and navigation of sustainable transitions in society. The Center is a unique endeavour - en of largest within research in sustainable transitions in Denmark. It is established as a part of Aalborg University's new focus on building a creative bussiness oriented innovative environment in Copenhagens South Harbour. The further expansion of the Center will involve a wide set of contacts to companies, authorities and society within research, innovation and education.

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Denmark Social Sciences
energy Social Sciences
theory-practice Social Sciences
innovation Social Sciences
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
Energy utilization Engineering & Materials Science
housing Social Sciences

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Projects 2006 2023

Research Output 1991 2019

(Re)introducing Embodied Practical Understandings to the Sociology of Sustainable Consumption

Jacobsen, M. H. & Hansen, A. R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Consumer Culture.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Aging population in Danish single-family houses: Energy efficiency and other challenges illustrated by the “Single-family housing atlas” and home research

Mechlenborg, M. & Jensen, J. O., 22 Jan 2019, (Submitted).

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearch

Automation, smart homes and symmetrical anthropology: Non-humans as performers of practices?

Gram-Hanssen, K., 2019, Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans: Nature, Materials and Technologies. Maller, C. & Strengers, Y. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 235-253 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


Best Paper Award by an Early Career Scholar

Anders Rhiger Hansen (Recipient), 30 Jun 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Award

Inge Røpke (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Institute for Advanced Studies Residential Fellow

Andreas Birkbak (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions


Activities 2002 2019

12th European sociological association

Mette Hove Jacobsen (Participant)
27 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

12th European sociological association

Anders Rhiger Hansen (Participant)
28 Aug 2015

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

1st Annual Conference for the 4th Generation of District Heating Project

Brian Vad Mathiesen (Speaker)
4 Oct 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

I en verden uden vækst

Inge Røpke


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Borgerne vil gerne sortere affaldet

Michael Søgaard Jørgensen


2 items of media coverage

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