Cities and regions all over the world are facing rapid social change. Causes include processes such as climate change, population increase and decrease, and economic developments. These developments require social and policy innovations in order to reinforce the resilience of nature and landscape.
The Sustainable Landscape Competence Centre (SLCC) is headquartered at the University of Groningen. The objective of the SLCC is to translate knowledge from evolutionary ecology into practical applications for sustainable landscape management and nature preservation and vice versa, in order to translate practical problems and social questions into research. The Centre is involved in a variety of projects and plays a significant role in the Horizon 2020 programme AfricanBioServices, for example, which involves institutions from 6 countries.