Genåbning af Ladegårds Å - Som en social succes

Pelle Wegeberg, Joachim Hintze Juncher, Mie Maria Græsvænge Hansen & Sabine Murholt Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates how a reopening of Ladegårds Å, which is a buried river lying under a main street called Åboulevarden in Copenhagen, can be a social success. This will happen through an investigation of which criteria develop an attractive space. Furthermore this study also investigates how this way of planning space compares to modern Copenhagen city planning. The definition of the criteria for an attractive space is found through the theories of sociologist, William Hollingsworth Whyte. Also sociologist Henri Lefebvre’s theory concerning the spatial triad and domination & appropriation is described, which helps to conceptualize the structures and processes which take place in the planning of and living in urban spaces. Three proposals about where and how Ladegårds Å should be reopened have been made by the organisations Miljøpunkt Nørrebro and Orbicon. The proposals are revolving the two road stretches respectively Ågade – Åboulevarden and Borups Allé – Rantzausgade. The two stretches of road have been observed and the proposals have been analyzed using the observations and Whyte’s theory. The analysis has been divided in two, the first analyses the proposals by comparing them to the Copenhagen present planning. The second analysis analysing the the proposals validity through the criteria proposed by Whyte. The results of the analysis will then be looked upon through the lense of the concepts of Lefebvre. We conclude that the planning structure should be a combination of strict municipal planning for common purpurses, a thoughtfull planning that considers softer social values and one, that transfer the developing power back to locals and users of a given space.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato10 jan. 2012
VejledereJonas Egmose


  • Whyte
  • Ladegårdsåen
  • Planlægning
  • Lefebvre
  • Åboulevarden
  • Rum