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Call for Ideas: Next steps to sustainability

Published: 24 September 2021

The theme for CFI 2021/2022 is in line with UN's and SLU's ambition to step up the work for a sustainable future, through systems perspective and interdisciplinary approaches.

Three dimensions are highlighted and the integration of these: environmental, economic and social. 

We therefore would like to inspire the next CFI projects to explore and debate what next steps for sustainability can be.

How and what can we as researchers and teachers witin SLU Landscape do in our everyday activities? And, how can we pass it on to our students and society?


CFI poster 2021 (pdf)


What form might these proposals take?

Maybe your group wants to formulate and illustrate a method that works well, develop a way of working with a set goal, or explre an idea for something new. The project can support ongoing work or start shaping something new. 

For your project proposal to be eligible for CFI funding, your team must:

  • Include at least three people from at least two SLU landscape units (SOL, LAPF, IMS, Movium, Urban Futures). If you like, invite an extern collaborator.
  • Formulate an implementation plan.
  • Concretize activities that add value to SLU Landscape.

What does a team need to include in their proposal?

ENGAGEMENT - list of the participants and their regular workplaces. Within SLU, also their main SLU activity, for e.g., research/teaching, w/dept, and campus location.

IMPLEMENTATION - provide an activity plan on timeline until August 2022; outline action steps/tasks and preliminary budget. Identify a primary contact.

RESULT - List concrete outcomes for SLU Landscape and team members that comes from realizing this idea. Also, identify immediate and long-term values.

Where do we send the proposal, and by when?

E-mail completed English proposals (2-page max) to before November 28, 2021.

Proposals are assessed on team mix, feasibility of action plans, proposed effects and relevance to SLU Landscape’s mission to build on existing resources for the benefit of all SLU Landscape members.

They will be reviewed by the SLU Landscape Steering group: Caroline Dahl (Movium), Ingrid Sarlöv-Herlin (LAPF), Lars Johansson (SOL, Chair), Bruno Santesson (SOL/LA), Nina Vogel (Urban Futures Platform), Caroline Hägerhäll, (IMS) assisted by Maria Wisselgren (SLU Landscape workgroup member).



The aim of Call for Ideas projects is to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, expand and maintain networks within the landscape field, update the current state of knowledge and identify future visions and trends. Up to SEK 200 000 will be distributed equally to support four project proposals.

Timeline 2021/2022:

October 13: Launch 

November 28: Submission due 

December 13: Announcement of winners

Januari 2022: Kick off project meetings

September 2022: Project reports due

October 2022: Public CFI projects outcome presentations at SLU Landscape days 2022


Maria Wisselgren
Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Landscape Architecture

Telephone: 671945

SLU Landscape
SLU Landscape operates as a cross-institutional network for collaboration and joint profiling of work done in the landscape subject area at SLU. It is one of the largest environments for research and teaching in landscape architecture in Europe.