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My research focuses on how planning can contribute to a sustainable transition of society. Especially, I’m interested in understanding how sustainability knowledge can be used by planners in practice. For this purpose, I work on collecting data on relevant topics and understanding how they can be applied by planning practice.

Current and previous research questions:

  • How second home developments in Denmark and Norway are related to sustainability and climate change issues

For example, I have recently investigated how many Danish second homes are in risk of being hit by a range of climate related events, currently and in 2070 when climate changes have an effect on e.g. weather events.

Together with good collogues I showed how second home planning in Denmark can be related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

I have also investigated how Norwegian second home owners perceive of their own contribution to environmental degradation and climate change, as well as their actual contribution.

  • How an interdisciplinary research teams together with a range of stakeholders can co-produce planning knowledge on the topic of urban air quality by applying the urban living lab (ULL) methodology.

In the Nordforsk funded NordicPATH project I worked with framing a common understanding of the planning approach amongst the research team from diverse fields such as air quality assessments and monitoring, citizen science studies, data modelling and urban planning.

  • How urban and energy planning can collaborate on creating positive energy districts (PED)

I’m currently involved in the JPI Urban Europe funded FLEXPOST project that among other explores this question.

  • How planning research can be approached through methodological considerations

For example, I have worked strongly to understanding how critical realism can contribute to sound research strategies. I draw heavily on this knowledge in my research and teaching.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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