Personlig profil


I'm a professor of mobility and urban studies at Roskilde University.
I have a long-standing interest in tourist photography, tourism, cities,  and mobility more broadly. More recently, I have written extensively about urban cycling, running, sport and walking. For instance, I published a book on urban marathons in 2022 (Routledge).
I'm currently an academic expert in a research project on urban walking concerning mobility and planning (with COWI). As part of this project, I'm writing a report and articles about sensuous walking practices, design interventions and the social life of pavements and public squares.
I'm slowly easing into writing a new book discussing similarities and differences between cycling, running and walking. Moreover, with some English geographers, I'm involved in formulating a sports mobilities paradigm.  
I have been fortunate to collaborate with some bright scholars over the years, such as John Urry, Tim Edensor, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Michael Haldrup, Mathilde Dissing Christensen, Ole B Jensen and Simon Cook, to name a few. 
I'm also fortunate that my work is highly cited and discussed. Google scholar profile
Several of my publications have been translated, including simply and complex Chinese (both in China and Taiwan), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (both in Portugal and Brazil), Czeh, Turkish and Greek (in process).
I'm on the editorial board of MobilitiesTourist Studies, Mondes du Tourisme and Photographies.


Jonas Larsen is involved in the masters program Spatial designs and society (SDS) and the bachelor program HUM-TEK. He was research leader (MOSPUS) from 2012-15, head of studies (Spatial Designs and Society) from 2015-2019 and Ph.D. programme leader (Society, Space and Technology) from 2019-21.  

Ekspertise relateret til FN’s Verdensmål

I 2015 blev FN-landene enige om 17 Verdensmål til at standse fattigdom, beskytte planeten og sikre velstand for alle. Denne persons arbejde bidrager til følgende verdensmål:

  • Verdensmål 11 - Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

Geography, Phd, Roskilde Universitet

Dimissionsdato: 1 apr. 2004

Cultural Studies, M.A, Lancaster University

Dimissionsdato: 1 sep. 1999


  • Geografi, Geologi, Topografi
  • place-consumption
  • Everyday life
  • practices
  • rhythms
  • visual ethnography
  • Trafik, Transport
  • mobility
  • cycling
  • running
  • walking
  • Oplevelse, Turisme, Performance
  • Tourism
  • sport events
  • Fysisk planlægning, Bystudier
  • Urban Studies
  • urban design
  • design ethnography


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