Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Urban Design-Mobilities group explores what the increasing mobility of people, information, and goods means to societies. The research work from within the 'Mobilities Turn’ and the underlying hypothesis that mobilities is ‘more than A to B’ movement. In accordance with the ethos of the ‘Mobilities Turn’ the research is cross-disciplinary and is represented with the following disciplines: Architecture, Urban Design, Sociology, Urban Planning, and Human Geography. The research explores how commuting, everyday life transport, digital media, new production and consumption patterns have effects beyond mere displacement of people, information and goods. The general research challenge is to explore and understand what mobilities mean to societies. In particular, the research focuses on the relationship between infrastructure, technologies, cities, built environments and social and cultural processes. Research is conducted into everyday life mobilities within subway systems, car infrastructures, aereomobilitiy, cycles, lights rails etc. The research is multimodal and (often) situational, and reaches from non-motorized mobilities over complex infrastructure to the new digital media and ‘smart city’ developments. The research is undertaken with a plethora of methods such as surveys, interviews, ethnographic observation, mobile mapping, GPS tracking, eye-tracking, and thermic camera tracking.  

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Denmark Social Sciences
public space Social Sciences
travel Social Sciences
airport Social Sciences
social housing Social Sciences
economy Social Sciences
mobility research Social Sciences
energy Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2015 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

At the Crossroads: writing spaces between academia and embodiment

Smith, S., 2019, Writing as Spaces. Midgette, E., Seymour, J. & Lemi, E. (eds.). Leiden, Nederlands: Brill, Vol. 119. 13 p.

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


Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity

Hvejsel, M. F. & Beim, A., 2019, (Submitted) Structures & Architecture : Proceedings of ICSA2019 Fourth International Conference on Strucutures & Architecture. Cruz, P. S. (ed.). CRC Press/Balkema

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

environmental research
economic research



Gunvor Riber Larsen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Hedorf Fonds Pris for Transportforskning 2015

Ole B. Jensen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2010 2019

2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture

Marie Frier Hvejsel (Participant)
24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Automated busses to mobilize a suburb

Ditte Bendix Lanng (Lecturer), Søren Risdal Borg (Lecturer)
30 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

AAG Annual Meeting 2017

Simon Wind (Participant)
5 Apr 2017

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

Press / Media

Vi vil servicere 360 grader rundt

Claus Lassen


1 item of media coverage

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Det stigende hav og de nye havne

Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange


1 item of media coverage

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Hærvejsklyngen vil undgå landsbydød

Lea Holst Laursen


2 items of media coverage

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