Lea Holst Laursen

Lea Holst Laursen
Aalborg University · Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology

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Publications (17)
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Urgent and consequential issues related to the climate crisis are driving forth research on how to facilitate the emergence of sustainable futures. Strategising can be considered as a key competency for steering current practices from unsustainable paths towards sustainable futures; however, it remains underexplored how it can be animated or suppor...
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Urgent and consequential issues related to the climate crisis are driving forth research on how to facilitate the emergence of sustainable futures. Strategising can be considered as a key competency for steering current practices from unsustainable paths towards sustainable futures; however, it remains underexplored how it can be animated or suppor...
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In this article, we argue that a place can become too well-connected, and that in this manner, its identity and key character can be ‘lost in transit’. Therefore, as the article points out, in the future urban planning of places highly affected by transit, it will be important to emphasize co-thinking of the concepts of ‘transit towns’ and ‘living...
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Through a case of civic action in relation to rural development in Denmark, this paper contributes its deliberations on rural participatory policy by shedding light on the unordered site of controversy where participatory-oriented policy meets public involvement practices that happen beyond procedural limits. Danish rural planning is marked by econ...
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The emphasis on creating cities and buildings that take children’s needs and perspectives seriously has gained strength across the international built environment community in recent years. Manifested through agendas such as child-friendly environments and the rise of participatory design approaches involving adolescents and children, it highlights...
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The emphasis on creating cities and buildings that take children’s needs and perspectives seriously has gained strength across the international built environment community in recent years. Manifested through agendas such as child-friendly environments and the rise of participatory design approaches involving adolescents and children, it highlights...
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This paper explores how the active involvement of children in the design of the built environment can help promote play, learning and creativity. In doing so we utilise the recent infusion of knowledge from embodied cognitive science with the disciplines of urban design and architecture. Through a systematic review of 130 academic papers, we identi...
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Urban challenges derived from climate prospects and densification call for a renewed engagement with the question of the liveability of the built environment. Within this context, the economic and technical concept of our cities is an increasingly dominant aspect, whereas the fragile but vital question of ambiance that seemingly signifies our sense...
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The main focus of this paper is to discuss creative ap- proaches towards action in territories undergoing transfor- mation. This will be conducted through the presentation of a conceptual design for transforming a post-industrial site in the Polish city of Bytom in the region of Upper Sile- sia followed by a reflection on and discussion of the used...

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The project aim is to critically explore existing scholarship and synthesize the key collection of literature and vocabulary associated with children’s holistic development through play, playful learning, and designer-child collaborations in the built environment in order to identify ‘the state of the art’, as well as examples of practice, nationally and internationally. This systematic literature review is conducted from two perspectives: through two lenses of co-creation and embodied cognitive science. The former, co-creation lens, examines existing scholarship in urban design/architecture on the co-production of spaces with children/adolescents. The latter, embodied cognitive science lens investigates existing knowledge on how the design of built spaces affects and possibly enhances children’s play, learning through play, and creative skills. In particular, the project's goal is to investigate and set future research directions for understanding (1) how the built environment (architectural and urban spaces) and (2) the active involvement of children in the design of the built environment can help promote and enhance children and young people’s play, learning, and creativity. The project is supported by Capital of Children Playful Minds, Billund, Denmark (www.capitalofchildren.com).