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Urban Arena Testbeds



The collaboration initiative Urban Arena Testbeds links research and practice together to find solutions and identify obstacles to sustainable urban development. Researchers from Urban Arena – a cross-faculty network at Lund University of researchers interested in sustainable urban development – participate in Urban Arena Testbeds, along with a number of cities and municipalities (collaboration partners) with an interest in these issues. We also collaborate with other agents in the field of sustainable urban development.

Urban Arena Testbeds organise events to disseminate knowledge and facilitate collaboration. Together with our collaboration partners – and in dialogue with stakeholders in wider society – we develop innovative, solidly research-based responses to current challenges in sustainable urban development.

We organise dialogue meetings with our collaboration partners and over time, set up a number of pilot projects (testbeds) in which researchers and agents from our collaboration partners work together to test ideas and implement strategies from the collaboration initiative. The aim of our pilot projects is also to develop formats and methods for practice-centred research.

Come to us with your suggestions for projects and collaborations – or when you want help in contacting researchers in the field of sustainable urban development.


Collaboration Partners*

  • Helsingborgs City
  • Höganäs Municipality
  • Lomma Municipality
  • Lunds Municipality
  • Malmö City
  • Trelleborgs Municipality
  • Ängelholm Municipality

 * The list may be updated with additional collaboration partners.




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