Christian Matthiessen#

Christian Matthiessen
Former Member
Membership Number:2092
Membership type:ORDINARY
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Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1988 Professor (urban, regional & planning geography) at the University of Copenhagen
  • 1975-1987 Associate professor (urban, regional & planning geography) at the University of Copenhagen
  • 1972-1975 Assistant professor (urban geography) at the University of Copenhagen
  • 1969-1972 Research fellow at the University of Copenhagen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Urban System Function
  • Urban Growth
  • Large City (re)-vitalization
  • Urban Structure
  • Implications of Infrastructural Investments
  • Metropolitan Competition
  • Regional Development
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods

Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Member of the board of directors for the Royal Danish Geographical Society
  • 1994 Bridgebuilding Award
  • 1998 President for the Danish National Committee of Geography
  • 1999 Knight of the Dannebrog 1998, University of Helsinki Medal
  • 2001 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2006-2008 Member of the Danish Government Commission on Infrastructural Investments
  • 2008-2012 President International Geographical Unions Commission on Urban Geography

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