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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

The three regional hubs serve as access points for both internal and external collaboration in each locationaiming to strengthen SLU’s role as a relevant partner within the field of sustainable urban development and transformation. Through their outreach activities, the regional hubs work with establishing and facilitating cross-faculty linkages; and processes for collaborating with the surrounding society

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Alnarp Hub

The Alnarp Hub is located at the Unit for Collaboration and Development and is coordinated by Tove Stenius, programme secretary at SLU Urban Futures.
Satellite image showing the different campus areas in Umeå.

Umeå Hub

The Umeå Hub is located at the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology and is coordinated by Dimitris Athanassiadis.
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The hubs engage in and arrange activities such as specific events, seminar series and Living Labs. One example of this is the Urban Forests webinar series, a collaboration between SLU Urban Futures hub in Umeå and SLU Future Forests.
Published: 28 June 2022 - Page editor: hanna.weiber.post@slu.se