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Husqvarna ATR / Transforming city-streets into green space

Husqvarna ATR
Husqvarna ATR

In 2030 up to 60% of the population will be living in urban areas, making space a scarcity. As today's cities are based on fixed grey spaces, nature can‘t expand in the way it should for a healthy environment. Our vision for the cities of tomorrow is to reintroduce nature by partly re-purposing asphalt streets into green spaces. The combination of an autonomous tarmac removal system and pre-planted modules tremendously lowers the sustainability impact on both nature and citizens. Now we not only have the chance to improve the life-quality in our neighborhood in the long run, but also to do it in the most sustainable way possible.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Ricardo Verheul,
Umeå Institute of Design

Thomas Müller,
Umeå Institute of Design