• Kristine Holleufer Nielsen
4. term, Urban Design (cand.tech.), Master (Master Programme)
With the state of nature, decreasing biodiversity, and the rising question of whether we are entering the 6-mass extinction due to the climate crises which are if not human-caused, humans-provoked, the responsibility to develop with nature as the fundament urgent. In 2022 Denmark agreed to an ambitious EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. With only 1.5% of the goal common goal of 20% of its land use being a part of the Natura 2000 network, Denmark needs to make concrete changes to meet the agreement by 2030.
This master’s thesis tackles the use of landscape in Denmark by challenging the way of thinking about zoning in the development regime. By using the method developed and published by Ian McHarg of layering the mapped information, together with the integrated design process a development plan for a site in the sub-urban terrain of Granaa is presented. The development plan concentrates on recon-structing the nature in question, making it the base zone of the development of Søkjær. The residenc-es and agricultural use of the site are fitted to the base of nature to ensure the quality of the biodi-versity and recreative use of Søkjær. The proposal tackles the problem of land use, but the develop-ment depends on restructuring the Danish planning regime, which can be challenging for the realiza-tion potential. Nevertheless, the projects propose another way of planning with nature than tradition-al thinking and if realized could help Denmark reach its biodiversity goal in the future.
Publication date25 May 2023
Number of pages93
ID: 531128356