Analysis & studies

To design future cities for life means understanding today's life. We help our clients make smarter decisions on an informed basis. We offer holistic analysis and preliminary studies, to daylight the relations between humans, nature, and cities. We provide our clients with a holistic, rightful, yet reflective approach to future development.

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Anne Kathrine Esbjerg (maternity leave)

Head of Danish Market, Architect MAA

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.

Perspectives

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An interdisciplinary approach to terror prevention

Why is it important to address the threat of terror through an interdisciplinary design approach?

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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.

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City Nature: It's how it feels and functions. Not how it looks.

Themes such as nature-based design, biodiversity, and green cities are becoming more and more popular. But what do we actually mean when we talk about ‘city nature’ and ‘quality of nature’?

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Fundamentals

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Atmosphere

“Atmosphere is a thin film of enclosure around our world. Without our vaporous, water filled atmosphere, life on Earth – or indeed life anywhere – would not exist. But atmosphere is also what you sense…

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Roots

“A tree consists of three parts: Its foliage, its trunk, and its roots. All three parts are important for the aesthetic feeling of nature. But of these three I find the roots most intriguing, most…

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Sound

“Sound. The soundtrack of our lives often passes us by without us noticing. But I have begun noticing the poetry of the noises around me. The rhythm and the song of the poet. The calling…

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White

“In the beginning was chaos. While the universe began to expand after Big Bang it also decreased in temperature. It became more and more ordered. With that order, the Universe changed its background colour toward…

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Essay: The Bark Room

“Bark is both living and dead, growing and cracking, a shell, a protective layer and an integral part of the wood’s tissue. It’s the bark structure and the way it peels, which separates the different…

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Mist

Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air. Physically, it is an example of a dispersion. It is most commonly seen where warm, moist air meets sudden cooling, such as…

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Sakuteiki
– The Book of Garden

Sakuteki – The Book of Garden is a manual, a textbook for Japanese gardeners in the 11th century. This introduction sounds like this: “In making the garden, you should first understand the overall principles. According…

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