Christian Wichmann Matthiessen

Christian Wichmann Matthiessen earned his MSc, PhD and Dr. Scient at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been Professor, Urban Geography since 1988. He was head of the Department 1986-1990 and 1996-1999 and President of the. National Committee for Geography 1998 and on the International Union of Geography, Urban Geography Commission Board of Directors in 2000 and President 2008-2012. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Royal Danish Society of Geography Royal, the European Institute of Comparative Urban Research, the Center for Regional and Tourism Research, and part of the Danish Government’s Commission on Infrastructure 2006-2008. His research has covered a wide range of fields such as Urban System Structure and Function, Urban Growth, Large City (Re)-vitalization, Implications of Infrastructural Investments, Metropolitan Competition, Regional Development, Tourism and Triple Helix – co-operation between universities, corporate world, regional government.

 

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Articles By Christian Wichmann Matthiessen

The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: Regional Development Perspectives
The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: Regional Development Perspectives

After almost 2 years of extensive study of conceptual designs, the plans for the "missing" transportation link across the Fehmarnbelt from Denmark to Germany are ready to proceed. The present-day ferry takes 45 minutes plus waiting time. The link will take 7 to 10 minutes.

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