The Director for Urban Planning on the benefits of Science Village
The initial zoning plan process for Science Village is complete and nearing adoption. Prior to this phase of the project, we asked Lund’s Director of Urban Planning, Marcus Horning, for his views on the benefits of implementing the Science Village.
“It’s exciting to work on the realisation and development of the Science Village of Scandinavia. The area has the potential to become an interesting and dynamic place that unites the best of several worlds. A place where business, academia and citizens can find a common platform. It is also in this interface between the various interested parties that we see the benefits of the research facilities. SVS is therefore an important, indeed crucial, piece of the puzzle for the region and the country in extracting the maximum possible benefits. Taken on their own merits, ESS and Max IV are interesting enough. When combined with business, research and other stakeholders, something even more fantastic takes place. The Skåne Region and local municipalities have worked together for many years on the TITA Project. The purpose of that Project was to identify the measures needed to maximise the benefits of ESS and Max IV. An integrated urban research environment with direct access was an important factor. This is what we are now jointly attempting to achieve.
The zoning plan for SVS, which will soon be presented for adoption, is the number one priority. This will provide the springboard for the creation of this vital platform and for obtaining the maximum societal benefits. Something we will all stand to gain from.”
For Science Village’s part, the completion of the zoning plan is the final piece of the puzzle needed before construction can begin in the area. We thank Marcus Horning for his positive words and look forward to starting work on the site!