Urban Ecosystem Services

Biodiverse: Urban Biodiversity

Social Inclusiveness and Health , Urban Biodiversity , Urban Ecosystem Services

(In Swedish) Tidningen Biodiverse ges ut av SLU Centrum för biologisk mångfald med fyra nummer per år. Nr 4 2021 handlade om urban biodiversitet - om urbana träd, gröna tak, dagvattenhantering, om framtidsvisioner och djuren runt knuten.


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Urban nature connects Europe and Latin America

Global Urban Sustainability , Method Development , Urban Ecosystem Services

By connecting researchers, policymakers, local communities and developers, the Conexus project is co-creating and evidencing solutions that are inspired and supported by nature. SLU is coordinating and running living labs across seven countries in Europe and Latin America.


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Green solutions provided protection against flooding

Urban Biodiversity , Urban Design , Urban Ecosystem Services

(Article in Swedish) En unik studie från LTH och SLU visar att en ”grön ombyggnad” av ett bostadsområde i Malmö verkligen har lett till mindre översvämningsskador.


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Urban open space governance and management

Governance , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Landscapes and Forests

An anthology about the development and management of the urban landscape, suitable as course literature as well as for anyone interested in urban open space and sustainable development.


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Sand nesting bees in the age of urbanization: availability and quality of sandy habitat for wild bee biodiversity

Urban Biodiversity , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Wildlife

Wild bees are crucial for maintaining biodiversity in urban areas. The aim of this study is to understand how the availability, size and quality of suitable sandy habitat in urban areas reflects the biodiversity of soil nesting wild…


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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 – 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'.

Helsingborg’s urban lawns can operate 250 biogas cars per year

Urban Biodiversity , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Landscapes and Forests

(Article in Swedish.) Klimat- och miljömålen gör att Sverige behöver satsa betydligt mer på lokalt producerad biogas. En ny rapport från SLU visar hur urbana gräsytor i Helsingborg har potentialen att driva cirka 250 biogasbilar per år.


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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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Development of playscapes for children’s nature encounters

Urban Childhoods , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Landscapes and Forests

I projekt efter projekt där lekmiljöer för barn skall iordningställas så ser vi hur leken undermineras genom att ytor med naturmark decimeras, vegetationen hålls tillbaka och konstgjorda material ersätter natur. Mot denna utveckling behövs nya strategier för att…


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Urban ecosystem services in strategic planning in Swedish municipalities

Governance , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Research to date on urban ecosystem services has mainly been conducted in large cities, particularly in China, the USA and some European countries. This study examined the provision of urban ecosystem services in a Swedish municipality context, based…


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Movium Think Tank

Urban Design , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Since 1980, Movium Think Tank has worked for knowledge development and knowledge dissemination in issues relating to urban development in Sweden. Today Movium offers a number of services, courses and publications designed for practitioners in the urban realm.…


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Debate and reflection on urban landscapes

Urban Design , Urban Ecosystem Services

The magazine STAD captures trends, reflects on developments and highlights research on sustainable urban development. The magazine is written in Swedish and has been published by Movium Think Tank at SLU since 2013.


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Uppsala Municipality Collaboration

Governance , Urban Ecosystem Services , Urban Landscapes and Forests

The goal of this project is to strengthen collaboration between SLU and Uppsala Municipality and to create synergies between the work of Uppsala Municipality and the research conducted at SLU that will have mutual benefits for both organisations…


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