The Sustainable Urbanisation Team Members


Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc
Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School.
Research Director of Sustainaible Urbanisation Team
EU H2020, Project Lead and Partner
European Commission, Expert and Evaluator
HafenCity University Hamburg, Visiting Researcher

As a business economist, Luise Noring is apt for specializing in urban governance and finance, including economic assessments and socioeconomic impacts of urban regeneration and development, business models and financial mechanisms for implementation of both large scale urban regeneration and smaller neighbourhood interventions. Noring’s has for several focused on identifying and making available models for self-governing and self-financing cities, including institutional vehicle and finance mechanisms for infrastructure and housing.

Noring’s has a background in supply chain management, including a Master in supply chain management and a Ph.D. in supply chain partnerships. For the past years, Noring’s focus has shifted to include research into the complexity of cities homing in on understanding how cities are governed and financed. Noring’s research is applied and gathers experience and lessons across predominantly European cities. Focus is on distilling best practices and developing methods and tools that allow for those practices to be adapted and adopted across cities. While most of Noring’s work is EU-funded, she has also been commissioned by the Brookings Institution, Siemens Cities, LSE Cities, and La Fabrique de la Cité, the philanthropic branch of Da Vince Group, amongst others. With first-hand knowledge of field research into cities, urban challenges, and solutions, Noring has developed broad experience with global cities and city stakeholders. Noring is an Assistant Professor heading a team of researchers and project coordinators at Copenhagen Business School. She is an expert in sustainable urbanisation, renaturing cities, and nature-based solutions.


Teamleader - Temporarily on leave
M.A. Urban Ethnologist and Cultural Analyst
Project Manager Urban Challenges, Researcher Governing Cities

Ditte Lindharth Tellgren holds a master in Applied Cultural Analysis with a minor in European Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen. Besides being the Project Manager of the European funded Urban Challenge Programme and a researcher in the Cities 4 People Horizon 2020 project, Ditte also acts as the teamleader of the Urban Sustainability team at CBS. She is specialized in designing and conducting ethnographic research, organizing projects, and communicating results. She has a background within sustainable urban development, architecture, urban and cultural planning, and community-driven projects from a bottom-up approach. 


M.A. Supply Chain Management
Project Manager, Cities 4 People

Julie Jo Nygaard holds a master’s degree in supply chain management with a minor in sustainable business from Copenhagen Business School. Julie is part of the Urban Sustainability Team led by Dr. Noring. She is a research assistant and the project manager at Cities-4-People, Copenhagen Business School. Julie has previous experience in the field of sustainable urban transport from her master thesis on the Danish project Citylogistik-kbh, which was funded by the Danish Transport Authority in 2013–2015. Julie has worked as a research assistant in the EU funded SCANDRIAÒ2ACT project, which is part of the European Interreg Programme where she and Dr. Noring have identified and developed a comprehensive report on sustainable business models with a partnership perspective.


Ph.D. in Digital Design
Service Designer & Postdoc researcher Cities 4 People
Project Manager Urban Challenges

Isabel Fróes’ international profile combines a background in service design, and user-research providing a fertile ground for bridging cultures, technology, urban development and design through various projects. She believes in playful creative approaches and in the power of storytelling and prototyping to transform and innovate.She holds a PhD in digital design from the IT University of Copenhagen and has taught a range of courses in various institutions in Denmark and abroad for over 12 years. She holds an MsC in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU and a BS in Psychology from PUC-RJ. She is currently doing her postdoc as part of the Sustainable Urbanisation Team at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).


M.A. Finance
Personal Assistant

Charlotte holds a master’s degree in finance from Copenhagen Business School. Charlotte is part of the Urban Sustainability Team led by Dr. Noring. She works as the team’s administrative coordinator, providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our team’s general administrative activities. Charlotte has extensive experience in the field of administering EU funded projects with a special focus on high-level processes. 


Graduate Student Assistant

Mette Maj holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Cultural Communication from Copenhagen University. Mette Maj is studying a Master’s Degree in Management of Creative Business Processes at Copenhagen Business School. Currently, writing her Mater Thesis; researching how a well-known Danish company can re-develop one of their properties to catalyst creative thinking, knowledge and attract people to the city and surrounding region. Mette Maj is working in the team as Graduate Student Assistant.




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