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
learning Social Sciences
alienation Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
design method Earth & Environmental Sciences
suburb Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 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


Bedre Byrum med LAR: Klimatilpasning Kokkedal 2013-2018

Kiib, H. S. & Marling, G., 1 Mar 2019, 1 ed. Realdania. 294 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

empirical research
architectural environment

Activities 2006 2019

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


Bedre Byrum med LAR

Hans Skaarup Kiib (Lecturer)
7 Mar 2019

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


Press / Media

Hirtshals fylder 100 år

Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange


5 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Det stigende hav og de nye havne

Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media