Hvorfor Ørestad?

Ea Sögaard Bruun, Sune Bjørn Rømer Pedersen, Thor Mortensen & Christian Moeslund Hermann

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates Ørestad in the light of high modernity. The field of research origins in Ørestad City, which is investigated both in a context of planning and of high modernity. We investigate if the planning of Ørestad can be viewed as a result of the capitalistic hunt for capital surplus, by expanding Copenhagen and creating a new residential area for the economically advantaged residents. In that context, we apply the theories of capitalistic influence on urbanization as authored by David Harvey. We also investigate if Ørestad can be understood in the light of the high modern society and if Ørestad is a sign of a progression of high modernity. To this end, we apply Anthony Giddens and his theories of late modern society. We investigate the issue of the project from a marxistic point of view. We operate through a phenomenological methodology and analyze with a hermeneutic, analytic apparatus. As a means of retracting information, we employ qualitative interviews with a planner from By & Havn and with residents of Ørestad City, as well as participating observation in Ørestad City. The theoretical knowledge together with the empirical knowledge constitutes the framework for the analysis of the project. We draw the conclusion that Ørestad is an expression of the capitalistic hunt for capital surplus and can not be seen as a development of high modernity.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2013
VejledereHenrik Toft Hansen


  • Ørestad
  • Harvey
  • Samfundsgeografi
  • Geografi
  • senmodernitet
  • Kapitalisme
  • Giddens