Research projects within Urban Vegetation

Last changed: 22 November 2023

Read about some of the ongoing research projects within Urban Vegetation.


Green Sponge Buildings in Scandinavia

Petra Thorpert


Rest till Bäst

Produces biochar from organic residues
Ann-Mari Fransson

Rest till Bäst is a Vinnova-funded project whose purpose is to develop solutions for managing society’s organic residues (park and garden waste, sludge, algae and seaweed) and create a much needed beneficial product (biochar), while at the same time minimising environmental and climate impact and establishing a carbon sink. The project has 14 partners – from established universities and large companies to small enterprises and municipalities.

SLU  develops knowledge on how to use biological natural resources on land and in water in a sustainable way. SLU is the deputy project manager for Rest till Bäst and contributes its expertise within plant ecology and urban vegetation systems.

Read more about the project on separate web page


Ingrid Sarlöv-Herlin, Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management 040-41 54 07