Stockholm, still surfing on the green vibe of 2010!
Stockholm, European Green Capital in 2010, has entered a new phase in its transition to a greener city with a large scale urban planning project, Stockholm Royal Seaport.
Clear and effective measures aimed at reducing noise pollution, stringent standards in terms of water management, an innovative system of waste management and 95% of the population living within 300 metres of a green space has resulted in Stockholm being awarded the title of Europe’s first Green Capital.
With this new district, one of the largest urban development projects in Europe, Stockholm is planning to build 10,000 new apartments and 30,000 new workplaces. In addition to these homes and offices, the zone will include urban parks, shops, an art gallery and a port for cruise ships.
The project, which is being developed partly on former industrial land, and partly on ancient royal hunting grounds, covers all aspects of sustainability.
The most visible actions are the planning of oak trees for biodiversity and the design and construction of green buildings. Stockholm Royal Seaport also includes a project to convert household waste into biogas and an objective of “zero oil” and optimised management of the water cycle within the district. The project also provides for the participation and commitment of local residents.
One way to extend the dynamic of Stockholm 2010 and to pursue its objective of inspiring other cities to develop a more sustainable urban environment.
To find out more: stockholmroyalseaport.com