Research Environment

Research in the Urban Planning and Mobility Research Group (UPM) focuses on policy, planning, decision making and casual relationships within the fields of urban development and mobility. Group members are particularly concerned with analysing power and decision making in spatial policy and planning; examining the consequences of planning decisions; and developing new approaches to investigate mobilities. The group plays a leading role in Aalborgs Centre for Mobilities and Urban Studies (C-MUS), more information:

Research themes include:

  • Emerging spaces and practices of governance and power in planning
  • Strategic choices in spatial planning
  • Planning theory, planning methods and the philosophy of science in Planning research
  • Environmental and social consequences of urban land use and transport infrastructure interventions
  • Governing mobilities
  • Aero mobilities- sociologies of air travel and the politics of airport development
  • Relations between urban spatial structures and mobility
  • Freight transport, logistics and industrial organisation
  • The role of transport models and other quantitative assessment methods in planning and decision-making
  • Decoupling economic growth from environmental consequences: possibilities and limitations within urban development and the housing sector
  • Policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation: possibilities, synergies and constraints

The research group engages in dialogue with policy and planning practitioners in Denmark and internationally, aiming to contribute to an improved knowledge base for more efficient, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development.

Further information on research, publications and staff can be found on The Urban Planning and Mobility Research Group.

Postal address:
Urban Planning and Management
Aalborg University
Skibbrogade 5
9000 Aalborg, Denmark

+45 9940 7216

Related MSc. Programmes: Environmental Management and Sustainabality Science
Sustainable Cities
Sustainable Energy Planning and Management