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Regional Hubs

SLU Urban Futures has three regional hubs based in Ultuna, Alnarp and Umeå. These hubs physically anchor the platform at each of SLU’s main campuses, creating opportunities for collaboration across faculties and with societal actors in each of the regions.  

View of a landscape of arable land and a city on the horizon.

Regional collaboration

To strengthen SLU’s role as a relevant partner within the field of sustainable urban development and transformation, UF’s three regional hubs serve as access points for internal and external collaboration. Outreach activities allow these hubs to establish and facilitate cross-faculty linkages and develop locally-tuned processes for collaborating with the surrounding society. The platform’s three research 'scapes are developing at SLU Urban Futures' three regional hubs. Forestscapes work is concentrated at the Umeå Hub. The Ultuna Hub has been driving foodscapes work with Alnarp contributing with its particular food expertise. Healthscapes are in focus at the Alnarp hub. However, all those urban ‘scapes are SLU-wide relevant themes.

Ultuna Hub

Read about the Food & Cities project, the 'Getting our Cities Right' conference at Ultuna Campus, the collaboration with Uppsala Municipality and other activities in the Uppsala region.

Green meadow in front of a multi-storey building.

Alnarp Hub

Read about the Urban Health project, the conference 'Getting our Cities Right' at Alnarp Campus and other activities and collaborations in the Öresund region.

Birch trees in straight rows.

Umeå Hub

Read about the projects Urban Forests and Urban Wildlife, the collaboration with Umeå Municipality and other projects and activities in the Umeå Region.

View over a city from waterside.
Published: 30 August 2023 - Page editor: hanna.weiber.post@slu.se