• 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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staging Social Sciences
everyday life Social Sciences
mobility research Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
infrastructure Social Sciences
travel Social Sciences
Lighting Engineering & Materials Science
sustainable development Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 1999 2021

Research Output 2006 2019

A long conversation: On meetings, travels and conversations with John Urry

Jensen, O. B., 2019, Mobilities and Complexities. Jensen, O. B., Kesselring, S. & Sheller, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 148-154 7 p.

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

mobility research
field research

Challenges and enablers for transboundary integration in MSP: Practical experiences from the Baltic Scope project

Moodie, J. R., Kull, M., Morf, A., Schrøder, L. & Giacometti, A., 2019, In : Ocean & Coastal Management. 177, p. 1-21

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Hedorf Fonds Pris for Transportforskning 2015

Ole B. Jensen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2004 2019

21st International Conference, DEXA 2010

Line Træholt Hvingel (Other)
29 Aug 2010

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


37th International Symposium - The Balance between Public and Private Interests

Finn Kjær Christensen (Participant)
27 Aug 200929 Aug 2009

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

3D city models as part of the national infrastructure for geographic information in Denmark

Lars Bodum (Lecturer)
10 Nov 2009

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

Press / Media

Vi vil servicere 360 grader rundt

Claus Lassen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Nyt studie: Havne skal kunne mere end at flytte gods

Claus Lassen


7 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media