Strategy

SLA is trusted advisors for various municipalities, governments, and companies. Together with our clients, we create ambitious strategies for the future. We help them understand their opportunities and responsibilities, envision their dreams, and realize their ambitions.

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Rasmus Astrup

Design Director, Partner, Landscape Architect

Over the years we have created an array of diverse strategies, that continuously guide companies and municipalities in reaching a sustainable future. We nurture a culture of dialogue, trust, and a human-centered approach when forming strategies with our clients and collaborators.

Our strategies vary from large-scale biodiversity strategies, strategic nature-based climate adaptation, place-making strategies, and sustainable process design.

As a design studio, we also offer to kickstart the strategies with nature.  We have a great experience with catapulting visions and strategies with temporary nature-based projects that turn the strategies into places with physical impact from day one.

Perspectives

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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?

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Small town values: When villagers drive the development

How do citizens – and not just municipalities and experts – drive the strategic development of villages?

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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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Fundamentals

Come explore the fundamentals of our office together with us

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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