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Kjell Nilsson


Specialised in urban and regional planning, sustainable urban development, interdisciplinary landscape research, green growth and innovation.

Kjell is a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and Affiliated Professor in Planning and Management of the Urban Green Infrastructure at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

Kjell is a member of the Editorial Board of Nordregio NewsEuropean Journal of Spatial Development, European Structural and Investment Funds Journal, and Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

Academic qualifications

Doctoral degree in agricultural sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1989
MSc in landscape architecture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1978
Human geography, Stockholm University 1975


  • Swedish
  • English
  • Danish
  • German


Prior positions

Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning; University of Copenhagen
Deputy Director, Head of Division of Parks and Urban Landscape. January 2004 - December 2012

Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute, Ministry of Environment
Deputy Director-General, Head of Department of Parks and Landscape. August 1993 - December 2003

MOVIUM, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Statskonsulent. June 1984 - July 1993

Swedish Ministry of Education
Expert. June 1991 ‑ January 1992

Department of Landscape Planning, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Research Assistant, Associate Professor, Study Program Manager. March 1978 ‑ March 1987

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