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
learning Social Sciences
social housing Social Sciences
energy Social Sciences
economy 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

empirical research
architectural environment



Gunvor Riber Larsen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other prizes

Activities 2010 2019

ICSA2019 4th International Conference on Structures & Architecture

Marie Frier Hvejsel (Organizer)
24 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Co-creation with Children for Children: Promoting Play, Learning and Creativity in the Built Environment

Michael Martin (Speaker), Andrea Jelic (Speaker), Lars Brorson Fich (Other), Lea Holst Laursen (Other), Tenna Doktor Olsen Tvedebrink (Other), Lydia Immanuela Oehlwein (Other)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Blinde vinkler? Mobilitet er mere end A til B

Ditte Bendix Lanng (Lecturer)
6 Apr 2019

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


Press / Media

Nemt at sige, at vi skal lade bilen stå

Ole B. Jensen


6 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Hirtshals fylder 100 år

Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange


5 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vi vil servicere 360 grader rundt

Claus Lassen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media