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Process Urbanism

The City as Artificial Ecosystem


The project has its own site at processurbanism.com




Team: Stig L. Andersson, Flemming Rafn Thomsen, Martin Søberg, Kristoffer Holm Pedersen, Lene Dammand Lund
Design phase: 2009-
Exhibited: Shanghai, Norway, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Helsinki
Type: Development and communications project.



Modernist and postmodernist urban planning with predetermined and centrally determined functional division and aesthetics have proved to fail in a world in constant change.

SLA meets this challenge with a landscape inspired planning method called process urbanism.

Process urbanism is a method that uses the same logic as nature's principles of organization. Nature and the city are not opposites or delimited units. They are diversified systems which combined should be balanced.

Knowledge about wind, water, light, energy, circulation, politics, health, urban life, density, sustainability etc. is collected into one urban ecosystem, filled with poetry and surprises.

Storyboard for the film about process urbanism.


The film about process urbanismparticipate in the traveling exhibition Man Made Environment in 2010-13. It is exhibited in Oslo, Copenhagen,Stockholm,Reykjavik and Helsinki.

Read more about Man Made Environment

The project appeared as astoryboard at a landscapeexhibition at the NordicLighthouse during Expo inShanghai, 2010.

Read more about New Nordic Landscapes.

Storyboard for the movie about process urbanism.