Lilla Sessionssalen, Slottet second floor, Alnarp

Seminar/workshop about the future of the landscape lab in Alnarp

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The 20th of March all interested in the future of the Landscape lab in Alnarp - are very welcome to take part in half a day of information, discussion and idea development.

The place for the seminar is Lilla Sessionssalen, Slottet second floor.

We will start with coffee/tea at 09.00 and then continue until 12.00 when it is time for lunch.

Even if you can't make for more than half the time You are welcome to participate as Your opinions and ideas are important

To know how many will participate, drink coffee and eat lunch there is a link to a Doodle working as a preliminary registration to the seminar, coffee and lunch (registration at the latest the 15.th of March). The food served will be vegetarian but if you have any special requests please let us know.


Tid: 2018-03-20 09:00 - 12:50
Ort: Alnarp
Lokal: Lilla Sessionssalen, Slottet second floor
Arrangör: Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
Sista anmälningsdag: 15 mars 2018


9.00 Coffee

9.15 Lisa Diedrich and Susanna Lehvävirta (LAPF) present the aim of this workshop day and give a summary of what has been done so far to develop a Landscape Laboratory 2.0.

9.30 Sven-Erik Svensson (Lantbruksrådet vid SLU) talks about the landownership structure in Alnarp, presents the tasks of Lantbruksrådet and gives his view on the potential for Landscape Laboratory 2.0 developments on SLU land.

9.40 Nina Vogel talks about Living Labs

09.55 Allan Gunnarsson & Anders Folkesson start up today´s group work by presenting targets for the day - and themes for groups to choose between. See proposed themes in attachment!

10.05 We divide into groups and start working!

11.05 We all gather again and start presenting our drafts to other groups.

11.45 Summing up the group work and discussing the following steps in the process.  

12.00-12.50  Lunch


Themes for the group discussion:

Theme A: How can the Landscape Lab be developed as infrastructure?

Possible questions to address under this theme:

-How can we make the whole campus a unique resource for teaching, research and demonstration?

-If the whole campus (and all the farmland around) is to be seen as a laboratory: how do we to get all the land into use?

-How do we make the Landscape Lab more visible on the SLU web page and through other media?

-How can we get more work time allocated to work with the lab?  How can we guarantee continuation of experiments?

-How can we work with GIS-databases for coordination between management and research projects and long-term experiments?

-How can we create support from the surrounding municipalities?

-How can we work with multifunctional corridors to neighboring municipalities?


Theme B: What events and activities can take place in the Landscape Lab 2.0?

Possible questions to address under this theme:

-How can we bring in more people into the lab?

-Is this a good way of showcasing what we are testing in the lab?

-Are there some target groups that we should address specifically?

-Could the lab be used during the Landscape Days, during the Alnarp Day etc?

-Could we make more events that are part of the course curriculum, so that the students get more opportunities for hands-on learning?

-How can we better include Alnarpsparken vänner?


Theme C: Can development of new student housing contribute to a living laboratory?

Possible questions to address under this theme:

-What pros and cons are there with student housing integrated in the lab?

-Could people living at the campus participate in the management of the surroundings - like in    Sletten landscape laboratory?

-In what way could this type of hands-on learning enhance student skills and -knowledge?


Theme D: Attractive designs based on native woody species.

Possible questions to address under this theme:

-How can we, through design and experiment, provide knowledge for widening the variety of species currently used in landscape plantings?

-How do we receive knowledge regarding the ecology of species outside of the traditional commercial forestry pack: their growth, life-span, soil requirements etc? 

-How can we test out how spatial design affects the survival and growth of the species? 

-Could the L.L 2.0 contribute to the knowledge of people’s appreciation towards the native woody species? And could this field perhaps be relevant for applying for funding for a PhD position?


Theme E: Testing the concept of pocket woods

A hypothesis is that pocket woods could be effective for storm water management, heat mitigation, aesthetics and health.

Possible questions to address under this theme:

- Even if pocket woods are primarily for urban situations, could the Landscape Lab stand as a more rural reference for other urban pocket woods laboratories?

- What could be relevant research questions in this field?


Theme F: Close-to-nature-based management

-How can we design and construct attractive systems that allow the minimum management but still deliver the wanted ecosystem services?

-How can aspects such as aesthetics, health, active residents and participatory management act together in this context?

- How can L.L. 2.0 even more deliberately take into account environmental issues such as climate change and invasive species problematics, carbon footprint etc.

- What could be relevant research questions in this field?


Theme G: Edible forest or edible edges

-What kind of new experimental layouts with edible plants could be established in the L.L.?

-Could this be done in cooperation with GU-courses, with the student housing development, with Alnarpsparkens vänner?

-Could this be used for events in terms of harvesting and celebrating the harvest?


Theme H: Emerging landscapes - Immediate forests.

-How can we create forests in a fast way, but still with high environmental quality, high experiential quality and low climate impact?

-How can we work with dynamic aesthetics /changing landscapes?

-How can we screen and test new fast growing species?  

Sidansvarig: hanna.weiber.post@slu.se