Biodiversity & ecosystem services
SLA helps companies, municipalities, governments, and citizens improve the state of biodiversity. We combine wide knowledge of species and ecosystems, with hands-on experience in the realization and maintenance of city nature.
We offer visionary strategies of how the empower biodiversity in neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Our biologists, MSc’s in Forest and Nature Management, environmental economists, and park- and garden engineers offer guidance in empowering biodiversity and boosting natural ecosystem services in various contexts and conditions.
We analyze biodiversity and nature foundations for public and private stakeholders, giving a clear understanding of the biodiversity baseline and quality of nature.
We register trees and offer green cover analysis to provide our clients with quantitative and tangible knowledge of the existing ecosystem services.
We design biodiverse ecosystems and nature-based solutions to improve living conditions for all.
We offer a tentative value estimate of the new nature to give our clients an insight into the potential environmental, social, and economical gains pre-realization. We use internationally recognized and approved software systems to calculate the value gain.
And finally, we monitor the biodiversity for our clients, post-realization.
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.
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.
The Values of Nature:
A Need for a New Driver of Urban Development
Imagine your quality of life being just as dependent on urban development as on social media. What would that lead to? The answer to that question depends on the drivers of urban development.
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Essay: The Bark Room
– The Book of Garden