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SLU Urban Futures

SLU Urban Futures is a strategic platform that develops and strengthens transdisciplinary research, education and collaboration in sustainable urban development.

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Research 'scapes for sustainable cities and communities

SLU has broad competence linked to the many facets of sustainable urban development. Blue-Green infrastructure, biodiversity, design of urban landscapes and sustainable urban food systems are just a few examples. By connecting disciplines, faculties and sectors, the platform stimulates the new research, new methods and new collaborations needed to create sustainable future urban landscapes. Urban Futures uses the term research 'scape to highlight and support innovative and compound modes of knowledge production as well as inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration at SLU.

Join us in Umeå: Getting our Cities Right #3 : 7-8 June

Welcome to the third conference in the Getting our Cities Right series organized by SLU Urban Futures, this time in Umeå. Throughout this conference, we will explore the concept of urban forestscapes, looking at the complex links between forests, cities and people; and the way forest ecosystems and urban development are interconnected by diverse social, economic, cultural and environmental processes .

Urban Forests

Urban trees and forests contribute to making cities socio-economically and environmentally more sustainable. This is a transdisciplinary field where the two platforms SLU Urban Futures and Future Forests meet. Together they are organising a webinar series on urban forests.

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Urban Health

The theme of Urban Health at SLU encompasses highly important and society relevant research topics. SLU Urban Futures's Alnarp Hub wants to initiate and strengthen SLU’s Urban Health expertise and develop its network.

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Published: 21 March 2023 - Page editor: hanna.weiber.post@slu.se