Programme’s aim and focus 

LAND-PATHS is a 5-year research programme aiming at developing new strategies for governance and management that strengthen the landscape’s biodiversity and promote its multifunctionality. The programme focuses on five types of landscapes - forest, agricultural, sea and coast, urban and mountain landscapes in five subprojects (SPs). 

LAND-PATHS applies a transdisciplinary approach, bringing together a diversity of researchers and stakeholders to co-create and explore: 

  1. a set of imaginaries of future multifunctional landscapes; 
  2. scenarios, including barriers and opportunities, for achieving such futures; 
  3. transformative governance pathways to catalyse such multifunctional landscapes

Programme’s consortium and structure

LAND-PATHS is funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) and led by Uppsala University. The programme’s consortium partners also involve the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Stockholm University and Södertörn University.

LAND-PATHS is structured around a coordinating subproject (SP1) and 3 horizontal subprojects (SPs 2-4) which will develop theories, methods and analytical frameworks to guide knowledge co-production in the landscapes (SPs 5-9), and enable comparative and integrative analysis across landscapes.

SWEDESD’s role 

SWEDESD is responsible for SP2 - Imaginaries of future multifunctional landscapes (led by Neil Powell). SP2 aims to mediate the reframing of the dominant narratives that inhibit transformations towards multifunctional and biodiverse landscapes by drawing on a co-creation approach. This will be achieved by supporting the emergence of imaginaries envisioning future biodiverse and multifunctional landscapes in a set of case studies to support co-design of pathways to sustainable futures. 

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About LAND-PATHS on UU Department of Earth Sciences’ website

Last modified: 2022-09-07