Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Urban Design: Transformation and Mobilities research group (UTM) is the only urban design research group in Denmark and we customize interdisciplinary and critical-creative research methods to the specificities of people and places, to inquiry into critical agendas for cities and territories. The groups seeks to create knowledge that can influence the creation of sustainable urban futures. Doing research, the critical investigate how, what and for whom these urban futures are for. Our dynamic research in the field of urban design is grounded by two key components. The first, how we can reimagine our built, lived and experienced environment to create new futures, and the second to situate our findings and results through action, in the form of practical design solutions, policies, curatorial experiments and strategies.

The research covers the rapid change of our cities in the post millennium period, focusing on the investigation of different methods and approaches in order to create tools that can support a more sustainable and long-term proof urban development. Our research pays particular attention to the entanglement of the physical and built environment with social, cultural and political aspects of urban life. How commuting, everyday life transport, digital media, new production and consumption patterns have effects beyond mere displacement of people, information and goods. Thus, the networked patterns of contemporary urbanity are sites of social, spatial, cultural, and technological transformation, which is explored in the interdisciplinary research agenda of transforming and mobile cities.

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    Projects

    REHAB: Port City Relationship

    Lange, I. S. G. & Lassen, C.

    01/08/201901/08/2023

    Project: Research

    Evaluering af landsbyklynger

    Holst Laursen, L.

    01/04/201931/12/2022

    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Small Airports

    Lassen, C., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Mobilising Place Management. London: Routledge

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

    The making of hub airports

    Janko, K., Bloch, J. H. & Lassen, C., 2021, Mobilising Place Management. London: Routledge

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

    Airports as a mobile method

    Lassen, C., 2020, Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities. Bücher, M., Freudendal-Pedersen, M. & Kesselring, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 292 11 p.

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

    Prizes

  • Byplanprisen

    Gunvor Riber Larsen (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other prizes

  • Activities

    COVID-19: Will the future of planning/urban design change due to the pandemic?

    Michael Martin (Panel member)

    10 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsExternal teaching and course activities at other universities

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    Urban Research & Practice (Journal)

    Michael Martin (Peer reviewer)

    2020

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

    Press / Media

    SAS-direktør i spidsen for luftfartens genstartteam

    Claus Lassen

    24/08/202026/08/2020

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Thisted Lufthavn som eksempel på indenrigsflyvningen

    Claus Lassen

    31/07/202005/08/2020

    6 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Sociolog: Corona har ændret vores måde at stå i kø på

    Ole B. Jensen

    16/07/2020

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media