Urbanist writer and photographer based in Copenhagen

Copenhagen - my home city - has become a leading global example of urban planning within the last few decades. Its architecture, green planning solutions, and bike-friendly infrastructure are pictured in both glitzy magazines and research publications all over the world.

I’ve witnessed and documented a lot of this change.

As both a writer, photographer, and researcher, I work fast and deliver well thought-out products. My clients are primarily people working within the built environment: architects, engineers, developers, trade journals, and research institutions that need to collect or share knowledge about urban trends or about a specific place or project. 

Texts

  • Text production of articles, web text, press releases, etc.
  • Editing and text improvement
  • Translation English-Danish, Danish-English

I have written and edited texts on everything from climate adaptation to urban design, building heritage, socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and healing architecture. I convey complex knowledge in a clear and engaging way without oversimplifying the subject matter.

Photos

  • Architecture and urban spaces
  • Editorial and documentary
  • Events and conferences

My photos are all about people and moods - even when there are no people in the frame. In my photos of buildings and urban spaces, for example, I focus on the details that reveal people's use of the spaces.

Research

  • Knowledge collection 
  • Interviews with professionals, stakeholders, or users
  • Report writing

I love to gather and create order in complicated information, thoughts, and writing. My research draws on my experience with both academic research and research for companies in the built environment, nationally and internationally.

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In both words and images, Emilie has a keen ability to capture and combine the big picture of urban development with the small details of urban life.

– Noe Habermann, Editor, Magasinet KBH

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Emilie has great professional insight into the built environment and can write in a way that appeals to experts, decision-makers, and lay people alike. Emilie always has a top-professional and dedicated approach to assignments, besides being truly pleasant to work with. The warmest of recommendations!

– Dorte Bülow, Head of Knowledge Dissemination, Realdania

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We couldn't imagine a better partner! Emilie has a solid understanding of the tasks, takes responsibility for them, and delivers a super job on time. The fact that she is also a skilled photographer with a keen eye for visual communication contributes to an easier work process and a sharper communication focus.

 

– Jesper Eis Eriksen, Head of Programme, the OBEL AWARD