Living in a new climate
The smartest cities, the bravest clients, address the changing climate as an opportunity to improve society. We believe that climate adaptation is not only about managing and protecting. Rather it’s about using the climate impacts such as rising sea levels, increasing rainfall, higher temperatures, fierce winds as a resource for improving all life in cities and societies.
Our climate adaptation projects are never isolated masterpieces. Instead, they form a continuous ambition of vital places, using the changing climate as a life-improving design driver. With deep knowledge of nature, people, and cities our nature-based design both targets and benefits from the changing climate.
We have designed and realized numerous climate adaptation projects, ranging from flooding protection, rainwater management to regulation of temperatures in urban heat islands.
We work with a wide range of professions and the world’s leading engineering companies to deliver innovative nature-based design for life in a new climate.
Rasmus Astrup: 'City Nature' - The 2022 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture
In spring 2022, SLA partner and design principal Rasmus Astrup was invited to give the annual Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver.
How to fight the climate emergency with nature-based design
How can we design nature-based solutions when mitigating our cities and societies against climate emergency?
City nature is not just a whim of fashion. A completely new form of nature in the city is what can best, cheapest and fastest clean up all the mess we have created for the planet with our built order, says Stig L. Andersson.
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Essay: The Bark Room
– The Book of Garden