Campus Albano – an example of participatory design process
Campus Albano, Stockholm, Sweden, is an example of a participatory planning process where integration of both social and ecological values in the campus design has been key. Partners continued the collaboration after the official plan was accepted and developed an alternative, even more far-reaching vision where focus was on creating and managing the outside physical environments, such as urban gardens, green roofs, and green walls.
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Illustration of Campus Albano Credit: Stadsbyggnadskontoret Stockholm (The Stockholm City Planning Office).
  • May 16, 2017

Campus Albano: Experiences and Insights from the Planning Process

Looking at the planning process design as a critical element of the Campus Albano project can provide valuable insights to others who are or will be working with similar inclusive and integrated design processes. The campus, which currently is under construction, is located in the Stockholm National Urban Park, the world’s first urban national park. […]

  • February 27, 2017

Latest News of Campus Albano

Campus Albano is the newest addition to the Stockholm University campus in Sweden. Production commenced in November 2015, after a five-year planning and design process. The student and researcher accommodations, and the university buildings are expected to be ready by 2018 and 2019, respectively. On January 17, Live Baltic Campus partners Stephan Barthel and Johan […]

  • January 11, 2017
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A Critical Perspective on the “Smart City” Model

As urban ecologists interested in urban design we have increasingly been exposed to the smart city model (SC-model) at various planning conferences, nationally as well as internationally. “Smart City” has quickly become a present-day “buzzword” in the current debate on sustainable city development. Recently in Stockholm we attended the FORMAS breakfast meeting on the theme: […]

  • November 28, 2016

Building Campus Albano

As winter sets over Stockholm and the days grow shorter, Campus Albano starts seeing the daylight. Construction of the 100.000 sqm new campus area began in November 2015. A year later the first built-up constructions are now emerging, which includes a tunnel over the railway. The plans for the campus were developed in collaboration between […]

  • May 4, 2016

Live Baltic Campus on tour in Holland – Some Reflections on Resilience Building

While sustainability (Fig. 1) can be seen as an ever-refining process, rather than an end product in itself, resilience can be seen as a way of thinking for working towards sustainability, itself a constantly evolving process. The concept of resilience refers to the capacity of a system to recover after change while maintaining its basic […]

  • January 25, 2016

Campus Albano – the New Campus that Helped Form a New Research Paradigm

The new Campus Albano is the newest addition to Stockholm University, and will spatially connect the existing campus with the Royal School of Technology (KTH), and the city centre. The design work of the campus was developed as an alternative vision for the site, and came about in collaboration between researchers at the Stockholm Resilience […]

  • January 6, 2016

Nature of Cities blog feat Live Baltic Campus

Live Baltic Campus is featured on the Nature of Cities blog in a post headlined Social-Ecological Urbanism and the Life of Baltic Cities and written by Stephan Barthel. Read the post