The report is intended as a pre-project that builds on and summarizes the mapping and analyses that were carried out in connection with the collaborative project Eastern Jutland Metropolis. The partnership for a common infrastructure and strategy for business and industry, which involved the state and seventeen municipalities, eventually fell apart. The pre-project builds on those ideas for a common landscape strategy that the partners agreed on.
Eastern Jutland is one of the fastest growing regions in Denmark in terms of both population numbers and jobs. This makes it essential to ensure that future growth can take place in a dialogue with the landscape and in a way that preserves access to nature. The project outlines a master plan to expand the valuable landscape areas near the city and establish new nature corridors and recreational resources.
Today, the river valleys in the region are being carved up by the sprawling urban network that stretches along the E45 motorway from the city of Randers in the north to the city of Kolding in the south. The project proposes a general plan for establishing a continuous nature network in eastern Jutland that will also benefit the close to one million people who currently live and work in eastern Jutland.
See the consultancy firm NIRAS’s background report about Landscape conditions in eastern Jutland (in Danish only).