Din & Min Havn? - En byduvikling af Københavns Havn

Sandra Schumann Jensen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis addresses the urban development around the Copenhagen harbor with a focus on the social and societal aspects that are affected by the construction and implementation of new urban areas in the harbor area. The thesis employs the case study method and utilizes the development project, Enghave Brygge, as a critical case. This case is analyzed through a social constructivist and hermeneutic scientific theoretical approach, using interviews of relevant stakeholders together with analysis of municipal planning documents. This is underpinned by theory on the social relations in, and the physical planning of, a city. Robert D. Putnam’s theory on social capital is used to account for the influence of urban planning on the citizens’ organization in social networking. Furthermore, the thesis applies Jane Jacobs theories on city’s physical layout and its functions and their influence on diversity and urban life. The analysis shows clear signs of contradicting planning rationales, since the visions and strategies of the municipality of Copenhagen do not correlate with the planning and implementation of Enghave Brygge. Furthermore, the analysis show that certain elements of the urban development of the Enghave Brygge project could generate a social and residential segregation, which would have a negative impact on the overall social cohesion of the city. It can be deducted from the critical case approach that these problematics will be in evidence in other urban development projects with similar characteristics and similar basis for prioritization.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 jun. 2016
VejledereKatrine Hartmann-Petersen & Klaus Rasborg


  • Enghave Brygge
  • Københavns havn
  • byudvikling
  • social kapital
  • byrum
  • social segregering