Julie Magelund

mobil.LAB Fellow

Funded by the Hans-Böckler Foundation

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Email: julie.magelund[at]tum.de  


Research Focus:

  • Sustainable mobilities
  • Co-operative housing
  • Everyday life

PhD Project Description

Changing mobility cultures through co-operative housing    

The intention for the PhD project is to investigate individuals’ choices concerning housing and mobilities and their impact on the social practices of everyday life. Looking at the cities of Munich and Copenhagen, the dissertation uses qualitative methods in order to gain in-depth knowledge and insight to social practices regarding mobilities and sustainability. A better understanding of the choices and actions of everyday life practices are key components in understanding how sustainable mobilities can become more widespread. Theoretically the research builds on mobilities research as well as research on everyday life and social practices.


Since 2016 PhD fellow at the mobil.LAB Doctoral Research Group funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation
2015-2016 Project developer, Technical and Environmental Administration, The City of Copenhagen (Denmark)
2013 Internship at Formel M, a public-private innovation project on mobility management (Denmark)
2012-2015 Master of Social Sciences in Planning Studies and Geography, Roskilde University (Denmark)
2009-2012 Bachelor of Social Sciences in Planning Studies and Geography, Roskilde University (Denmark)


Villeneuve, D., D. Durán-Rodas, A. Ferri, T. Kuttler, J. Magelund, M. Mögele, L. Nitschke, E. Servou, and C. Silva. (2019) What is Interdisciplinarity in Practice? Critical Reflections on Doing Mobility Research in an Intended Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Group. Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 197.

Bennetsen, N. M., & Magelund, J. O. (2018). Planning for Sustainable Mobilities: Creating New Futures or Doing What Is Possible? In M. Freudendal-Pedersen, K. Hartmann-Petersen, & E. L. P. Fjalland (Eds.), Experiencing Networked Urban Mobilities (pp. 152–157). Routledge.

Voluntary Activities

PhD representative for the mobil.LAB Doctoral Reserach Group Core Team                                  
Student representative at the Study Board for Planning Studies and Geography, Roskilde University (Denmark)