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1979 …2022
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Personal profile




 Short CV


John Andersens research is focussed on poverty research, citizens partication, planning studies and in particular empowerment strategies in urban regeneration.

His preferred methodology is case studies and empowermentevaluation.

He participated for Roskilde University in the 4.th framework program Urban Redevelopment and Social Polarisation in the City (URSPIC) and in 6.th EU framework Coordinated Action project KATARSIS  " Social innovation in the knowledge society"  He has also worked for the EU Commission, DG.V under the Third  European Poverty Programme (Poverty 3) 1991-1994.

 His latest publications includes Andersen, J. and Pløger. J. 2007. ‘The Dualism of Urban Governance in Denmark', European Planning Studies 15:10, Andersen, J and  Siim, B 2004. (eds.): Politics of inclusion and empowerment. Palgrave and Andersen J. 2003. ‘Gambling Politics or Successful Entrepeneurialism?, The Orestad in Copenhagen', in Moulaert, Swingedouw and Rodriquez (eds.) The Globalized City: Economic Restructuring and Social Polarization in European Cities, Oxford: Oxford University Press.




  • Labour market
  • employment policy
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Poverty
  • empowerment
  • social innovation
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Public administration
  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • ghettoization
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Economics, Politics
  • Employment policy
  • Housing policy

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1979 2019

Open Access

Inclusion of nursing home residents in city life through urban planning and architecture? Paper for GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Austin Texas. American Society for Social Genronthology

Andersen, J., 13 Nov 2019, (Submitted) p. 1. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Opråb til Københavns politikere: I dræner byen for grønne åndehuller, lokalhistorie og skæve eksistenser

Deltagere i Sydhavnens Folkemøde, 28 Sep 2019, In : Politiken. Sektion 2, s. 6, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Comment/debateCommunication

Projekt Læseblus: -brugerevaluering

Andersen, J. & Thomsen, S. L., 25 Jun 2019, 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2001 2022

Activities 1996 2020

Tidlig opsporing af kræft

John Andersen (Participant)
6 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

De kalder os ghetto

John Andersen (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Oplæg om planlægningskonflikter i fht Fiskerhavnen

John Andersen (Speaker)
9 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Københavns Kommuneplan - oplæg for Vanløse Lokaludvalg

John Andersen (Speaker)
9 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Nuuk University Press (Publisher)

John Andersen (Editor)
1 Oct 201915 Oct 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Press / Media

Eksperter efterlyser overblik over Lynetteholm

John Andersen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Køb fleksbolig frem for sommerhus

John Andersen


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Trods boligmangel: Prestigebyggeri sylter almene boliger

John Andersen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Interview TVs News om stigende fatigdom i Danmark

John Andersen (Recipient), 21 Nov 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

LO's kulturpris

John Andersen (Recipient), 1 Sep 1990

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Prisen for Social innovation og entreprenørskab

John Andersen (Recipient), 16 Sep 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions