• Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Danish Center for Spatial Planning

Societal development is continuously expressed in changes in the spatial environment. It can be noticed in changes in the built environment in cities and towns as well as in land use in rural areas. Spatial planning is concerned with attempts to understand and analyse such changes, and in particular to discuss activities and actions with the intention to influence changes in the spatial environment.

The Danish Centre for Spatial Planning (DCSP) therefore intends to understand spatial change processes and challenges and how they are dealt with – in particular how they are coordinated, organised, facilitated, regulated and administrated. This entails a wide spectrum of more substantial themes, sectors and challenges, such as:

  • Sustainable land use in regions, cities, communities, and in rural areas
  • Climate change planning – mitigation and adaptation strategies from EU to local levels
  • Smart Cities & Regions. Integrated policies and solutions.
  • Innovative, creative and knowledge-based regions and cities
  • Inclusive regions, cities and communities
  • Urban regions – between polycentric and monocentric development
  • Slow cities, Ageing cities and demographic challenges to urban as well as rural development
  • Qualitative development in peripheral regions and communities
  • Coordination of actions: challenges and synergies in regional and urban governance and planning
  • Evidence-based policies (EU, ESPON, national and regional)

DCSP is a platform for knowledge interaction and networking activities concerned with spatial development and planning. The centre is committed to cooperation on all scales with practitioners, authorities, consultants, and other researchers. It seeks to look across the varied spectrum of planning activities in a search for the new settings and roles that spatial planning adopts in societal development.

DCSP is comprised mainly by researchers from the Department of Planning and Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology at Aalborg University.

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    Research Output

    CityGML 3.0 er på vej

    Bodum, L., 1 Feb 2020, In : Geoforum.dk. 2020, 211, p. 15-17 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

    Open Access

    Controlling Land Consumption for Urban Development: - in Light of UN’s SDG 11.3

    Sørensen, M. T. & Christensen, F. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings from symposia in Riga and Kaunas. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, 12 p.

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

    Establishing the links between marine ecosystem components, functions and services: An ecosystem service assessment tool

    Armoškaitė, A., Puriņa, I., Aigars, J., Strāķe, S., Pakalniete, K., Frederiksen, P., Schrøder, L. & Hansen, H. S., 1 Aug 2020, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 193, 105229.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Fremtidens teknologier i byen hedder Big Data, Smart City og Digital Twin

    Lars Bodum (Lecturer)

    29 Feb 2020

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


    Finn Kjær Christensen (Participant)

    4 Dec 2019

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

    Privat (med)finansiering af veje og fællesarealer i byudvikling (VEJ-EU)

    Finn Kjær Christensen (Lecturer)

    26 Nov 2019

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

    Press / Media

    Et aktivt butiksliv holder huspriserne oppe


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    København har 2 cykelgader. Aarhus har 13

    Finn Kjær Christensen


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    "Dark design" driver udsatte ud af byen

    Ole B. Jensen


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media