Vision møder Virkelig - en undersøgelse af visionen 'byen, der skabes af borgerne'

Lin Klinke Wæver, Sofie Feldthaus & Amanda Uetea Hald

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project is a study of what happens when a vision meets reality. Since the 1970s, public involvement has been a key issue in urban planning and it still is today. In this project we analyse and discuss how to interpret and concretise the vision, Byen, der skabes af borgerne (The City created by the citizens), formulated by the think tank ‘Byen 2025'. Using Herman Trier’s Square as a case study, we subsequently test this in practice. Applying the theory of 'Place and Placelessness' by Edward Relph, we identify the residents’ perception of Herman Trier's Square. We include Karina Sehested’s use of the concepts of new planning roles in the city's network management with the purpose to explore how planning roles affect the public involvement. Furthermore, in order to gain an understanding of how the community is present around the common Herman Trier's Square, we draw on Hermansen and Nørretranders’ notion of ‘fælledsskab’, which is a combination of the concepts of common and community. This is to examine whether a community can occur at the site. Through the analysis which is based on theory and empirical data we examine the outcome of vision meeting reality. Based on our analysis we conclude that the vision, Byen, der skabes af borgerne, is not fulfilled in the encounter with reality. One of the main reasons for this is that Herman Trier's Square is a so called non-place, and the residents around the square therefore lack a sense of belonging and ownership of the site, which is important for their commitment to developing it.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 maj 2014
VejledereJesper Visti Hansen


  • Borgerinddragelse
  • Edward Relph
  • Tænketanken 'Byen 2025'
  • Byudvikling
  • Tor Nørretranders
  • Søren Hermansen
  • Visionen 'byen, der skabes af borgerne'
  • Fælledskab
  • Herman Triers Plads
  • Karina Sehested