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SLU is a part of Malmö for the 21st century

Published: 18 June 2019

SLU is one of the three academic partners of the M21 initiative – Malmö for the 21st century –a joint venture that takes advantage of Malmö's strength to develop urban innovations in order to meet the future society and its challenges.

Alnarp Campus as a potential test bed site

By end 2019 SLU and SLU Urban Futures envision to invite partners and interested stakeholders to meet in a workshop on how SLU Alnarp Campus could become a visionary test bed in the international M21 exhibition. Focus will be on how landscape planning, design and management can reframe problems and deliver approaches to support the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

At a conference in May called Urban Innovation, Bengt Persson from SLU presented Alnarp Campus as a test bed site – a physical site in an academic setting full of potentials for urban research and innovation with the headline The dense blue-green city.


M21 is a joint venture with the aim to develop a think tank and test bed for urban innovations with Agenda 2030 as the basis. In 2021, the solutions will be presented in a broad and public international urban sustainability exhibition.

The public and private partners are Malmö city, IBM Svenska AB, BoKlok Housing AB, E.ON Energilösningar AB, IKEA, Ubisoft Entertainment Sweden AB, Rosengård Fastighets AB, Skanska Sweden AB, Fastighets AB Trianon, VA SYD and White arkitekter AB.

The academic partners are SLU, Malmö University and Lund University.


Mads Farsö, Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management 

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