Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Urban design - Transformation research group is part of the urban design research area, affiliated the section of Architecture and Urban design. The research group is defined as one of four research groups in the section of Architecture and Urban Design and has a flat hierarchy inviting relevant and interested researchers into the group. Common for the members of this research group is their joint interest in architecture, urban design and urban and rural landscapes. Transformation related to landscapes, spaces and architecture is a key element within urban design, and during more than 10 years, the research group has conducted research regarding the transformation of the built environment into new urban futures. Transformation relates to that of re-making urban environments that adapts to the contemporary urban, climatically and societal and cultural challenges, examined at a variety of scales, utilizing a spectrum of methods and illuminated by a number of different perspectives. In this perspective, sites are never empty but are in continuously transformation into new futures. Thus, the goal of this research group is to contribute to the making of future urban spaces, architecture and landscapes through a critical, social-minded urban design research.   Thus, the transformation research group conducts research on the transformative act of cities and landscapes where that of understanding the continuous transformation of the built environment both looking at the contemporary situation and the future urban development; bringing forth knowledge on theories, methodologies and design interventions. Hence, the research group contributes to the understanding and theorization of contemporary urbanity as well as proposing new analytical lenses and methodologies in order to address new futures for urban and landscape development. Thus, the research seeks to identify problems and potentials of various transformation processes, impacts and situations.

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public space Social Sciences
urban design Earth & Environmental Sciences
infrastructure Social Sciences
alienation Social Sciences
design method Earth & Environmental Sciences
suburb Social Sciences
didactics Social Sciences
industry Social Sciences

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 1999 2019

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


Design Research Epistemologies III

Jensen, O. B. (ed.), Christiansen, E. M. (ed.) & Bueno, A. V. H. (ed.), 1 Apr 2019

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearch

Open Access

Fantasies of Encounter: A Discussion of the Relations between Documenta 14 and the City of Athens

Christensen, S. M., 2019, (Submitted) In : On Curating. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Activities 2013 2019

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

aalborg ARK

Ditte Bendix Lanng (Organizer)
1 Feb 201729 Apr 2017

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

Press / Media

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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Myndighederne skal blive klogere på førerløs teknologi

Ditte Bendix Lanng


1 item of media coverage

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