Analysis & studies
SLA helps private stakeholders, developers, housing associations, and municipalities gaining holistic knowledge of places, neighborhoods, and cities. We turn complex conditions into easily accessible communication.
We help our clients analyze and understand their starting points and opportunities. Identify their challenges. Setting goals and criteria for success.
As part of our interdisciplinary analyses, we offer a combined biodiversity baseline studies and social baseline studies, to daylight the relation between nature and humans in urban contexts.
We work closely together with our clients, testing and reviewing preliminary studies. In particular, we help landowners and developers, daylighting the potential environmental, social, and economical gain of possible future development.
We deliver solid, easily accessible reports of analyses and preliminary studies, to follow and guide our clients many years ahead.
The six most important things to know about butterfly habitats
The butterflies are in decline worldwide. In Denmark alone, every fourth butterfly is endangered. This is a result of the lack of habitats and pronounced use of pesticides and fertilizers following the intense agricultural use in the open landscape. However, cities have great potential to become oases of biodiversity, as it is easier to assign space and create suitable habitats for biodiversity in urban environments. This article introduces the six most important landscape and design parameters that must be considered if the butterfly is to be attracted as a permanent resident or frequent visitor.
City nature is not nature
“City nature is not nature. City nature is something we humans design to solve the urban problems we have created ourselves. City Nature is about correcting 1,000 years of urban delusions that have separated the built and the grown (…)” says design director and partner, Stig L. Andersson, in this debate post, where he commends the government’s proposal to demand more and better city nature.
Back when Earth turned green
Mosses were some of the first living things to make the Earth green more than 400 million years ago. In Denmark, there are about 650 species of moss, and the stories they tell are worth listening to.
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Essay: The Bark Room
– The Book of Garden