Manja Hoppe Andreasen

Manja Hoppe Andreasen

Assistant professor, tenure track

My research is situated in the cross-field between urban and development geography. My research interests revolve around urban transformations and city dynamics in the context of developing countries. Given the scale and pace of on-going urban transformations, particularly in Africa and Asia, research into this can provide crucial insights with implications for urban policymakers and planners confronting the formidable challenge of fostering inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban development. My research engages with a wide range of pressing urban issues, including informal housing, unplanned urban expansion, urban land investments, residential mobility, daily mobility, transport systems, climate change resilience and infrastructure development. I have research experience from Tanzania, Bangladesh and Ghana.

 

Current and recent research projects

Climate Change Resilience in Urban Mobility (2018-2022). This project is supported by DANIDA/FFU and jointly undertaken by Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management at University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Resource Development at University of Ghana and Institute for Scientific and Technological Information, Accra. www.ign.ku.dk/english/climaccess

The urban land nexus and inclusive urbanization in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Khartoum (2017-2020). This project is supported by DfID East Africa Research Hub and led by the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. www.ids.ac.uk/projects/the-urban-land-nexus-and-inclusive-urbanization-in-dar-es-salaam-mwanza-and-khartoum

The rise of the African middle class: Understanding the nexus of middle class formation and urban transformation processes in Africa (2018-2019). This research is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation and has included a research stay at Utrecht University jointly hosted by The Netherlands Land Academy and the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning

African Rural-City Connections (Rurban Africa) (2012-2016). This project was supported by the European Union the 7th Research Framework Programme (theme SSH) and led by Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management at University of Copenhagen in collaboration with nine other partner institutions from Tanzania, Rwanda, Cameroon, Ghana, the Netherlands, France and UK. www.rurbanafrica.ku.dk

 

Teaching in block 1 2019

Globalisation and Local Development in Developing Countries. https://kurser.ku.dk/course/ngeb10023u/2019-2020

Environment, Society and Development. https://kurser.ku.dk/course/nigk17008u/2019-2020

 

 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Access to the city: Mobility patterns, transport and accessibility in peripheral settlements of Dar es Salaam

    Andreasen, M. H. & Møller-Jensen, L., 2017, In : Journal of Transport Geography. 62, p. 20-29 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Suburbanisation, homeownership aspirations and urban housing: exploring urban expansion in Dar es Salaam

    Andreasen, M. H., Agergaard, J. & Møller-Jensen, L., 2017, In : Urban Studies. 54, 10, p. 2342-2359 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Beyond the networks: Self-help services and post-settlement network extensions in the periphery of Dar es Salaam

    Andreasen, M. H. & Møller-Jensen, L., 1 Apr 2016, In : Habitat International. 53, p. 39-47 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Residential Mobility and Homeownership in Dar es Salaam

    Andreasen, M. H. & Agergaard, J., 2016, In : Population and Development Review. 42, 1, p. 95-110 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Urban transformations, migration and residential mobility patterns in African secondary cities

    Andreasen, M. H., Agergaard, J., Robert, K. & Namangaya, A. H., 2017, In : Danish Journal of Geography. 117, 2, p. 93-104 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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