Trine Agervig Carstensen

Trine Agervig Carstensen

Associate Professor

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I am associate professor in Urban Planning and Everyday Life at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning, where I am PhD coordinator and leader of the research group Spatial Change and Planning.

At the core of my research and teaching is an interest in the relationship between people’s everyday life and the built environment and its implications for urban planning and governance, sustainable urban mobility and urban liveability. I have a specific focus on how marginalised citizen groups (children, youth, socially vulnerable people) use, experience and prefer public space and living environments. I explore how novel methods for citizen sensitive knowledge production on living conditions, daily mobility and place attachment can inform and improve the inclusiveness and sustainability of urban planning. I also investigate how urban form and land-use, built infrastructures and transport cultures form transport behaviours, especially as regards sustainable travel modes and potentials and framing conditions of urban argriculture. 

I supervise PhD scholars Anne Madsbjerg (Urban Community Gardening) and co-supervise Juhyu Hu (The influence of electric bikes on urban commuting patterns).

I teach and supervise in the Landscape Architecture programme. I am co-responsible for the bachelor courses Bysociologi (Urban sociology) and Fagets Videnskabsteori (Philosophy of Science) and teach also at the courses Plan & Design 2 and Byplan Studio (Urban Planning Studio). I also supervise bachelor and master theses.

Primary fields of research

Research activities


'Digital borgerinddragelse af socialt udsatte i Odense. 4 med-fortolkningsworkshops' [Digital governance of socially vulnerable citizens in Odense. 4 co-interpretation workshops], (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2017), Tasks: principal investigator ofaction research though workshop planning and facilitation.

'Socialt udsatte borgeres rumlige adfærd i Odense' [Socially vulnerable citizens’ spatial behaviour in Odense], (Odense Municipality, 2016-2017), Tasks: partner of spatial analysis, data processing.

‘PLEEC - Planning for Energy Efficient Cities’ (EU FP7 2013-2016), Tasks: Partner in WP5 on behaviour driven energy efficiency, case studies of best available practices.

‘Bikeability – Cities for zero-emission travel and public health’ (Danish Council for Strategic Research, 2010-2014), Tasks: Partner in WP1 on backgrounds for transport behaviour, national survey and case studies of families transport behaviours.

‘Hvidbog om stationsbyer’ [Future Development of Small Towns] (Foundation Realdania, 2012-2013), Tasks: case studies of social organization and coherence.

‘Unges inddragelse samarbejdsdreven innovation i planlægningen af mindre byer’ [Youth participation in Collaborative Innovation for Planning in Small Towns] (Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, 2011-2012), Tasks: case studies of   participatory processes.

‘Klimatilpasning i byplanlægningen’ [Climate adaptation and urban planning] (Danish Ministry of Environment, 2008), Tasks: literature review.

‘Hverdagslandskaber’ [Everyday Landscapes] (Foundation Realdania, 2004-2009), Tasks: Research partner in ‘Centre for Strategic Urban Research’, responsibility for WP: Everyday landscapes,

‘Bykvarterets brug og betydninger’ [Urban Neighbourhoods – Preferences and Practices] (Foundation Aase and Ejnar Danielsen 2004-2007), Tasks: case studies of families everyday life, transport and preferences for urban quality.

‘Læring gennem deltagelse’ [Learning Through Participation] (Danish Ministry of Environment, 2003), Tasks: network building and dissemination of research perspectives.

‘Fremtidens grønne byrum’ [The Future of Open Urban Space] (Danish Ministry of Environment, 2003), Tasks: coordination and dissemination of state of the art   knowledge.

‘Barndom og velfærdssamfund’ [Childhood and Welfare Society] (Danish Research Council, 1999-2003), Tasks: PhD research partner in WP   ‘Kvarteret som ramme om børns hverdagliv’ [The neighbourhood as setting for children’s everyday life]

‘Velfærdsbyen’ [The Welfare City] (Danish Research Council, 2000-2004), Tasks: Research partner in the network, dissemination of research.

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