Just Urban Green

Exploring the dynamics of green spaces in urbanising landscapes

Just Urban Green is a plattform for linking multiple knowledge spheres concerned with the role of green spaces in urbanising landscapes. These knowledge spheres are shaped and developed by a number of experts such as researchers, policy makers, consultants, practitioners and residents.

Presently the plattform is formed around three trans-disciplinary research projects – CONATURE, GREEN ACCESS, ENABLE. Their common goals are to increase our understanding of how green spaces can be a well integrated part of a modern city that seeks to combine urbanisation and sustainable development and furthermore to make that understanding usable to a wide range of actors. All three projects are located in the Stockholm region, Sweden.

CONATURE (Funded by Formas 2016-2019) seeks to understand how green spaces are related to their surrounding landscape and develop tools for how linkages and flows can be proactively addressed in urban landscape planning, design and management. (Sara Borgström and Erik Andersson)

GREEN ACCESS (Funded by Formas 2016-2020) aims to investigate how urban green commons are transformed by formal and informal processes of territorialisation, and the opportunities and challenges this poses for human access and use in relation to issues of equity and multi-functionality.
(Annika Dahlberg and Sara Borgström)

ENABLE (Funded by Era-net, Biodiversa 2017-2019) targets the greenblue infrastructure of urban landscapes and the relationships between the social-ecological dynamics and potential to provide multiple functions such as climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation and recreation. (Erik Andersson, Sara Borgström et al.). See project website!