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The danish Network for architecture and urbanism research (DARE)

The vision of the Danish network for Architecture and Urbanism Research (DARE) is to bring together Danish educational and research institutions within architecture, urbanism and landscape planning with a focus on promoting sustainable development and establishing a network where research-related activities are discussed, challenged and evaluated across the institutions.

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On August 28 2020, BLOXHUB hosted the first symposium of DARE, which marked the launch of the network. DARE will contribute to new research topics and projects and promote the field by organizing national symposia, exhibitions and other activities that will bring the research environments together and by arranging meetings and symposia with the country’s private and public foundations and stakeholders to discuss research agendas and initiatives within DARE’s field. The fruits of the coming joint collaborations will be published on this site for you to read, watch and listen to.

It is crucial to think in a holistic manner

“Our cities and landscapes are at the heart of the ecological crisis. They are at once the problem and where solutions need to be found. However, in order for us to get serious about finding new paths it is absolutely crucial to think in a holistic manner and not only in terms of technical solutions, which relate to one corner of reality. Spatial, social and technical issues must be on equal footing. Cities and landscapes are not machines, but where we live, and our behavior is an extremely significant parameter. This is where architecture and the interplay between related areas of knowledge really come into play”.

Ellen Braae, Professor of Landscapes Architecture, University of Copenhagen

A desire to break with tradition-based habitual thinking

“At the heart of DARE lies a desire to break with tradition-based habitual thinking when it comes to tackling global challenges, such as migration climate adaptation and pandemics. Difficulties, which have clearly challenged the urban design qualities created by architecture and urban planning over the last centuries”.

Ole B. Jensen, Professor of Urban Theory and Urban Design, Aalborg University

Represented Institutions


Maja de Neergaard

Associate Professor | Department of People and Technology Mobility, Space, Place and Urban Studies (MOSPUS) |

Bettina Lamm

University of Copenhagen | Head of Section, Landscape Architecture and Planning |

Hans Jørgen Andersen

Chair of DARE Steering Committee | Aalborg University, Head of Department (Architecture, Design and Media Technology) |

Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen

Member of DARE Steering Committee | Royal Danish Academy, Head of School of Architecture |

Mikkel K. Kragh

Member of DARE Steering Committee | Aarhus University, Head of Department (Civil and Architectural Engineering) |

Thomas Bo Jensen

Member of DARE Steering Committee | Aarhus School of Architecture, Head of Research |

Papers and Articles

Keep track of the newest articles and papers from the DARE Network:


BLOXHUB to Facilitate New Research Network on Regenerative Built Environment

Innovation Fund Denmark and philanthropical organization Realdania have once again joined forces, unveiling a new…
22 January, 2024

Introducing Our New Science Director, and Her Vision for Research – Industry Synergy

A warm welcome to our new Science Director, Lise Røjskjær Pedersen. Lise brings a wealth…
22 November, 2023

Meet BLOXHUB’s new Chief of Innovation & Science: “I’m a Stubborn Optimist.”

Ditte Lysgaard Vind (aged 36) is the newest member of the BLOXHUB Leadership Team. Her…
12 September, 2023

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Science Program Coordinator 
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