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Urban sustainability

The ongoing rapid urbanisation affects both urban and rural areas and the drivers, dynamics and consequences of these processes need to be better understood. Facing the consequences of climate change, such as extreme weather events and sea level rise, urban landscapes, as socio-ecological systems, prompt transdisciplinary research on the planning, design and management of urban spaces, including green infrastructure, in order to create sustainable and inclusive cities.


Urban sustainability is linked to several of the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore SLU's partnerships and research linked to urban sustainability.

Scientific publications by SDG

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to the Sustainable Development Goals. Here you can find publication lists and visualisations outputs for all the goals.


Here you can find a selection of reports, books, policy briefs, videos etcetera about urban sustainability.

Published: 12 January 2023 - Page editor: malin.planting@slu.se