Sustainable, livable cities are not something we as designers create alone. It is co-created in a dialogue between clients, stakeholders, various professions, and users. We are deeply experienced with leading and working in extensive interdisciplinary teams.
SLA has fronted an array of planning and urban development projects in Denmark and internationally, prioritizing a strong and trusted dialogue with our ambitious clients.
Our services within planning range from regional biodiversity strategies, planning of dense livable cities, strategic-physical plans, to the development of local, vital communities.
We approach the complexity of urban planning with an ambition to improve living conditions for all – humans, plants, and animals.
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.
Come explore the fundamentals of our office together with us
– The Book of Garden
Essay: The Bark Room