SLU Urban Futures supports environments for co-creation of new knowledge targeting research demands and complex societal challenges. In order to strengthen capacity-building, a number of method labs are initiated, focusing on transdisciplinary collaboration.
Alnarp Landscape Laboratory is an experimental urban woodland planted by SLU researchers, teachers, students and invited foresters, artists and interested lay people over the past 30 years. SLU Urban Futures met Björn Wiström and Erik Svensson to hear more about this 'living' lab in Alnarp campus.
Lab Story: Green Innovation Park Uppsala
Green Innovation Park is a business park where people, academia and companies meet to create innovations for a sustainable future. Initiators are SLU in Uppsala and the real estate company Akademiska Hus. SLU Urban Futures met Sara Brännström and Daniel Bergqvist to hear more about this 'living lab' in a campus environment.
Lab Story: Alnarp Rehab Garden
Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden is one of SLU's living labs and an arena that invites to multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research and collaboration. SLU Urban Futures met Anna María Pálsdóttir and Vanessa Mårtensson to learn more about this kind of urban laboratory and what kind of impact it can have on the society today and in the future.
Lab Story: Augustenborg
Ekostaden (The Eco City) Augustenborg is one of Sweden's largest urban sustainability projects. SLU Urban Futures met up with researcher Tobias Emilsson to hear more about SLU's role in the Vinnova project 'Testbed for Green-Blue Urban Solutions'.