Over the years we have led the design and realization of several award-winning climate adaptation projects.
We strongly believe in dialogue and human-driven approach to adapting life in cities to the new climate. We guide our clients and collaborators in how to use nature to future-proof cities and communities, with our deep knowledge of ecosystem services, climate adaptation, and human behavior.
We work with climate adaptation of all kinds. From livable flood- and stormwater-protected harbourfronts. Lush, nature-rich, vibrant climate-adaptive urban spaces and parks. To reduction of extreme urban temperatures with cooling, biodiverse parks, and streets.
We operate globally in various climate conditions. Our starting point is always thorough analytic research of the climate and biodiversity, combined with an anthropological analysis of social life to achieve a hyper-local and holistic understanding of site opportunities.
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?
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: 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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– The Book of Garden
Essay: The Bark Room