Last changed: 03 March 2021

The Platform is affiliated to and steered by the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (LTV) at SLU and it is administratively hosted by the Unit for Collaboration and Development (SoU). The platform has three hubs, at Campus Alnarp, Campus Ultuna and Campus Umeå.

The organisation of SLU Urban Futures

Programme Director and Programme Coordinator are appointed by the Dean of the LTV Faculty, in consultation with members of the platform's steering group and the Head of the Unit for Collaboration and Development (SoU).

A steering committee approves each year's work plan and budget, proposed by the Programme Director.

Operational team

  • Lisa Diedrich, Programme Director (on sick leave)
  • Nina Vogel, Acting Programme Director/ Dormant Programme Coordinator
  • Matilda Alfengård, Programme Secretary
  • Jeanette Donner, Administrator​​
  • Tove Stenius, Programme Secretary (on parental leave)


  • Hanna Weiber-Post, Communications Officer​
  • Parvin Mazandarani, Communication Support

Hub Campus Alnarp

  • Nina Vogel, Programme Coordinator 

Hub Campus Ultuna

  • Marcus Hedblom, Hub Coordinator 
  • Andrew Gallagher, Programme Assistant
  • Josefin Wangel, Coordinator Futures Lab

Hub Campus Umeå

  • Tim Hofmeester, Hub Coordinator 

 Contact the team


SLU Urban Futures Affiliates are researchers and teachers who work part time for the platform to run a collaborative project in specific areas of sustainable urban development​, in accordance with the platform's mission and vision, and with the Swedish Government's definition of SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities. Projects so far:


SLU Urban Futures Ambassadors are researchers, teachers and students who represent SLU at sustainable urban development events, build links to the urban stages and report back to the platform. 

Steering group members

  • Håkan Schroeder, Dean, LTV-faculty, chairman of the steering group
  • Gunilla Lindholm, LTV-faculty
  • Sofia Boqvist, VH-faculty
  • Rosario Garcia Gil, S-faculty
  • Karin Blombäck, NJ-faculty
  • Kristina Santén, Head of Unit for Collaboration and Development (SoU)


SLU Urban Futures

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