In this workshop we discussed the possibilities of developing a common vision for the employees at SLU Landskap regarding "Urban soil and plant strategies".
Climate change is leading to consequences for urban development, new blue-tech solutions for the urban environment are necessary.
The question is whether SLU can take the lead in R&D, teaching and collaboration with society outside the academy. Such a vision could be based on the broad competence that exists in the area within SLU Landscape. A vision that emphasizes SLU Landscape's work to spread understanding and develop knowledge about the green infrastructure's capacity for urban environments, to offer guidance on sustainable land and vegetation construction in urban development, and to contribute to sustainable technical blue-green solutions such as supporting ecosystem services including high experience values.
SLU Landscape operates as a cross-institutional network for collaboration and joint profiling of work done in the landscape subject area at SLU. It is one of the largest environments for research and teaching in landscape architecture in Europe.