Urban structures during the industrialisation

Many of the centre’s students have written about the development of quarters in the modern city. In this instance the modern city is defined as the industrial town and the period until today. The starting point for these studies has typically been an analysis of the end of the traditional town morphology with market square, adjoining roads, and mixed residential areas for both rich and poor people and an analysis of how this morphology was replaced by the modern town with homogenous quarters, industrial districts, business districts etc. The first study was Jeppe Norskov’s and Jens Toftgaard Jensen’s book Købstadens metamorfose (The Metamorphosis of the Town). Among social topographic master’s theses one can mention Jes Rønnow Lungskov’s thesis Kvarterudvikling og byudvikling i Vejle (The Formation of Quarters and Urban Development in the Town of Vejle), from which parts have been published in Gullkrog – et Vejlekvarters historie. One can also mention Frank Bache Andersen’s thesis Herning fra tinghus til jernbane, Byens udvikling belyst gennem tilgang af parceller, byfunktioner og befolkning 1827-1877 (Herning from Courthouse to Railway). The subject is also popular as a theme for student papers, and many of the best papers have been published. For instance Morten Oddershede: Mølleengen: et indflytterkvarter i Århus 1925 (Mølleengen: A Quarter in Aarhus for new Tenants 1925) and Jeppe Norskov: Trøjborg - et indflytterkvarter i Århus omkring 1910 (Trøjborg - a quarter in Aarhus for new tenants around 1910).