Strategies for Urban LivabilitySemester Course

Strategies for Urban Livability, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Sociology, Urban Design, Urban Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This is an interdisciplinary course, which alternates between scales of public space and street design to urban policy and planning. It aims to equip you with a foundation of critical thinking and engagement in the creation of livable cities. Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, we explore urban livability through three lenses: theory, practice, and implementation. We look at what shapes our parameters for well-being, and the spatial and policy mechanisms for fostering urban livability.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Public Health


Regitze Hess

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1993). B.Eng. – Civil, McGill University, Montreal (1985). Currently Special Advisor with International Federation for Housing and Planning [IFHP], working with IFHP in various capacities since 2005. A long range of experience advocating for better cities and built environments through the world of philanthropy, non-profits, academia & private practice; as conference organizer; curator; publisher, editor & writer; teacher and critic. Positions of trust include Gehl Institute Board Member. With DIS since 2002.

Nina Bennetsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. (Social Sciences, Roskilde University, 2021). Special Consultant, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen 2022-. External lecturer & Scientific Assistant, Roskilde University 2021-2022. Special Consultant, City of Gladsaxe, 2021. PhD Fellow, Roskilde University, 2018-2021, Project Leader, City of Gladsaxe, 2025-2017, Student, 2009-2015. With DIS since 2018.