Royal Seaport, Stockholm, Sweden
Zhang Ruiqi   Apr 30.2016

Introduction

Sweden and Stockholm has a leading position in the transformation to a climate-adapted society. The city is already a world leader in developing, marketing and implementing new energy and environmental solutions, and this position is to be managed and improved.

Stockholm Royal Seaport is one of the largest urban development areas in northen Europe with 12,000 new homes and 35,000 workplaces. Planning work started in the early 2000s and the new city district will be fully developed around 2030.The area runs along the waterline of the Baltic Sea, lies next door to the Royal National City Park and is just ten minutes away from central Stockholm by bicycle. The industrial site around the gasworks areawill be transformed into an urban district that interacts with port operations and the existing residential areas.The Stockholm Royal Seaport area (Norra Djurgårdsstaden) will feature the characteristics and density of an inner-city neighbourhood, with a broad mix of homes, amenities and businesses, as well as strategic infrastructure and international port traffic.


Stockholm Royal Seaport

Reason to Be Selected

The vision for Stockholm Royal Seaport, one of Europe's largest urban development projects, is to combine a growing city with the values that make Stockholm unique: the proximity to water and nature. Stockholm Royal Seaport will be largely based on old brownfield sites, and the port area is one of Stockholm's prime locations. Here, 10,000 new dwellings and 30,000 new work opportunities are planned.

Highlights:

The three overall environmental targets for Stockholm Royal Seaport are:
•By 2030, Stockholm Royal Seaport is free of fossil fuels
•By 2020, carbon emissions are lower than 1.5 tonnes per person
•Stockholm Royal Seaport is adapted to future changes in climateSwedish systematic thinking contributes to a better environment in the city, as well as quality of life for its residents.

Details

The ambition is clear: Stockholm Royal Seaport is to become a global showcase for sustainable urban design. Innovative environmental technologies and creative solutions are to be developed, used and displayed in a world-class environmental urban district.To combine urban growth with a sustainable and responsible use of resources is a strategic development issue. The challenge is directly linked to the need to adapt the city and urban development to the climate changes that is likely to give Sweden a hotter and more humid climate.



 

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Stockholm Royal Seaport
TOPICS | Sweden | EcoCity | Environment

 

 

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