Living Labs

Getting our Cities Right #2 – From Living Laboratories to urban healthscapes

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

In October 2022 the second conference of SLU Urban Futures’ series Getting Our Cities Right took place at SLU Campus Alnarp. The focus was on Living Laboratories as new formats for research, teaching, and societal interaction. Read the…


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Living labs – Gröna Fakta 6/2022

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

(Article in Swedish) 'Living labs, levande laboratorier, kan vara ett förhållningssätt och en arena för samproduktion av kunskap och utforskning i realtid och i direkt koppling med omgivningen. Med exempel från olika platser lyfts i detta Gröna Fakta…


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The time is ripe for a Living Lab Campus

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Campus Alnarp has a long tradition of using the outdoors for testbeds, trial areas and landscape laboratories. In the autumn of 2022 a new doctoral project in Alnarp will explore the possibilities of using the landscapes of the…


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Living Lab SLU Landscape – collaboration-capacity building

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

This initiative, running since 2015, focuses on inter-disciplinary engagements within a university context, with the aim of developing tools for synthetically bridging geographically isolated, and historically separate academic research domains.


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The Campus as a Living Lab – How Utrecht University is co-producing targeted sustainability solutions

Living Labs , Method Development

Society faces a multitude of complex sustainability challenges, which require new ways of thinking and doing. Universities, with their assets and knowledge, play an influential role in facilitating such change by collaborating across disciplines and sectors.


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Alnarp’s Living Lab Landscape

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Alnarp can be seen as an agricultural and forest island in the highly urbanized region of Malmö, in the south of Sweden. The dynamic campus landscape constitutes a valuable resource for transdisciplinary research, teaching and collaboration.


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SLU Urban Futures meets Michel Desvigne

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Living Labs , Urban Design , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Alnarp Campus is situated in the increasingly urbanized Öresund region. With its vast park and outdoor areas it can develop into a unique venue for students, scientists and citizens into a Green Living Laboratory for sustainable development.

Campus Lab Landscapes: Creating dialogue between Alnarp, Uppsala, and Umeå

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

During the SLU Landscape Days 2021, SLU Urban Futures hosted an interactive workshop to open a dialogue on conceptualizing and creating living labs on university campuses. Read more about the event and the definitions of living labs.


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SLU Multisensory Outdoor Laboratory – Sensola

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Ecosystem Services

How do we best understand the role of various outdoor environments in everyday life? Humans interact with urban and natural environments in ways that are dynamic, complex and multisensory. New portable technology makes it possible to study these…


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Lab Stories – Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden

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Living Labs , Social Inclusiveness and Health , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden is one of SLU's living labs and an arena that invites to multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research and collaboration. SLU Urban Futures met Anna María Pálsdóttir and Vanessa Mårtensson to learn more about this kind…

Lab Stories – Alnarp Landscape laboratory

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Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

(Video in Swedish) SLU Urban Futures met Björn Wiström and Erik Svensson in charge of the maintenance and development of the Alnarp Landscape Laboratory, covering about 20 hectares of land for experimental design, construction and management.

Lab Stories – Ekostaden Augustenborg

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Living Labs , Urban Biodiversity , Urban Ecosystem Services

Ekostaden (The Eco City) Augustenborg is one of Sweden´s largest urban sustainability projects. We met up with SLU researcher Tobias Emilsson to hear more about SLU's role in the Vinnova project 'Testbed for Green-Blue Urban Solutions'.

Anthology: The eco-city Augustenborg – Experiences and lessons learned

Living Labs , Social Inclusiveness and Health , Urban Ecosystem Services

Augustenborg is a unique and successful example of socio-economic transformation in combination with ecological rehabilitation. The lessons and experience from Augustenborg can provide valuable insights on local implementation of SDG11.


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Landscape Laboratory Alnarp 2.0 – towards a Landscape Lab Office

Living Labs , Method Development , Urban Landscapes and Forests

The Alnarp Landscape Lab can be identified as a new form of wooded urban open space and a living lab for urban woods, accessible to urban publics as much as to urban researchers, teachers, and students.


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Circular food production in urban contexts

Living Labs , Urban Circularity , Urban Food and Agriculture

By taking advantage of resource flows, competencies and activities in the Ultuna area, this project wants to create synergies with the expansive urban development now taking place in Uppsala, by creating a living laboratory for new research and…


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