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Inspiration catalogue

New catalogue provides inspiration for strategic village planning

A new inspiration catalogue from the Danish Centre for Rural Research aims to inspire rural and peripheral municipalities on how to work with strategic village planning.

On January 1, 2019, the new rules on strategic village planning came into force as part of the agreement on "A Denmark in better balance". Among other things, the rules support the development of viable local communities in villages and oblige Danish municipalities to incorporate strategic village planning into the municipal plan.

However, the rules are relatively broadly formulated, which means that the municipalities themselves must consider how they want to solve the task.

In a new inspiration catalogue, Annette Aagaard Thuesen and Marie Feddersen map the rural and peripheral municipalities' experiences with strategic village planning. The aim is to provide inspiration for how municipalities can work with the task.

"We have written the inspiration catalogue based on the conviction that there is no one-size-fits-all model. Therefore, in the catalogue, we present a selection of different tools, methods and experiences that will give municipalities insight into how they can solve the task. We hope that the catalogue can support the municipalities in choosing the right path for them," says Annette Aagaard Thuesen.

You can view the inspiration catalogue by clicking on the image or this link (Danish)

You can also request a physical copy by writing to: Remember to include your name and address.


About the authors

Annette Aagaard Thuesen is an associate professor at the Danish Centre for Rural Research. She researches areas within the EU's rural development programme, village development, local council organization, democracy, rural health and planning processes in rural development.

Marie Feddersen is a research assistant at the Danish Centre for Rural Research and is affiliated with the research project "Strategic village planning".

Editing was completed: 31.05.2021