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Sustainable urban development projects

Projects that have received financial support from the Delegation for Sustainable Cities

Government support for the development of sustainable cities


The Delegation for Sustainable Cities has been tasked by the Swedish Government to manage and allocate financial support to projects aspiring to develop sustainable cities. This support is to stimulate sustainable urban development projects that not only help to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases but also are best practice examples of urban development measures that make use of integrated urban planning and applied green technology. The projects
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are to display the potential inherent in the development of sustainable cities, be demonstration models and facilitate the dissemination and export of green technology and expertise. The projects should also promote attractive solutions that benefit the people who are to live and be active within the environments that are to be built or regenerated, as well as stimulate innovative solutions and originality.

Projects awarded support in 20092011

he support totalled SEK 340 million for 20092010 was primarily intended for investment projects for newly constructed or regenerated city districts or housing areas. A smaller part of the support could be awarded to planning projects, such as feasibility studies, programme descriptions and cross-sector planning and information initiatives. In 2011 and 2012, the Delegation can decide on financial support totalling about SEK 19 million per year. Support can only be allocated to planning projects during this period. Up to 30 percent of the costs in a project can be given support. For further information on the financial support, please visit www.hallbarastader.gov.se. The Delegation has distributed support to nine investment projects and 55 planning projects. Brief descriptions of the projects that have been awarded support are presented in this report.

= Planning projects, 55 = Investment projects, 9


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New global showcases that are a step ahead


Sweden is in the vanguard of sustainable urban planning and an international pacesetter. Stimulating new demonstration models reinforces this position, while shedding light on several sustainability aspects. One such example is collaboration in both the planning and the implementation process with the actors involved municipality, business sector, residents - enhancing the quality of the projects. The projects also demonstrate how the technical systems are linked together. Major synergies can be achieved by taking a coordinated approach to energy, waste, and wastewater management.

Husvrdens new office block at Kroksltts Fabriker Sder, Mlndal, Gothenburg. 4

Illustration: Wingrdhs Arkitektkontor AB

Contact: City of Ume, Albert Edman albert.edman@umea.se www.umea.se/hallbaraalidhem, www.bostaden.umea.se/hallbara-alidhem

Example of how energy production can be integrated into architecture. The flat roofs on lidhems buildings are being converted into saddle roofs and fitted with solar cells.

lidhem a sustainable city district in a cold climate


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In lidhem, a city district of Ume, being green will be easy and fun. Its conversion to a sustainable city district, with its own wind turbine, solar cells and innovative insulation methods, is well under way.
district heating system. The buildings will be fitted with new ventilation systems with heat recovery and energy-efficient LED light bulbs. New ways of involving residents The project will help residents to be more environmentally aware. The installation of individual smart energy metering equipment in apartments will be one of the measures implemented. Old waste-rooms will be replaced by modern, functional recycling facilities. Encouraging the participation and involvement of the lidhem residents is an important part of the forthcoming change. Residents have previously shown little interest in traditional consultation sessions and so now new ways of increasing their involvement are being tested. The municipal housing company AB Bostaden in Ume has, for example, arranged walking tours with the residents to study sustainability and safety aspects of the local environment. There has also been productive dialogue with students from Ume University and the local theatre group Skuggteatern in lidhem. A new method was chosen to increase involvement in the future of the lidhem youth recreation centre. A large poster with the words Hello lidhem, what do you want to do with this building? was put up on the outside of the centre. Residents were urged to rank existing proposals and propose ideas of their own.

t Christmas in 2008, an entire housing block burnt down in lidhem. The idea was then hatched to initiate the biggest low-energy project in northern Sweden and at the same time start to upgrade the districts other housing properties, built during the million-homes programme, and to create pleasanter and safer outdoor environments. The initiative includes over 500 apartments, 140 of which will be new lowenergy units. District heating will power dishwashers and washing machines The climate in lidhem and Ume is cold but the region has an extensive district heating system, 99 percent of which is powered by non-fossil fuel. In the project, total energy consumption will
The Swedish million homes programme The million homes programme was implemented in Sweden between 1965 and 1974. The purpose of the programme was to build a million new homes over a ten-year period - hence the name of the project. The period was notable for rational planning and substantial use of prefabricated concrete panels.

decrease and district heating will be used in new ways. To reduce household electricity, for example, new dishwashers and washing machines will be installed machines that instead of heating the water using electricity are connected to the

Photo: Filip Hammarberg/Glad reklam

The physical investments in lidhem were preceded by dialogue with local residents and other stakeholders. During the lidhem Campaign, residents had the chance to put forward their own proposals on the development of their local environment.

The method proved very successful. More than 200 visitors gave their opinion on the matter. The majority got what they wanted and lidhem now has its very own cultural centre. A place for testing new solutions The area is to be displayed as a demonstration model in conjunction with Umes year as European City of Culture in 2014. The ambition is also for lidhem to play an important role in the citys future development. By cooperating with several institutes at Ume University, including the Institute of Design, the Institute of Technology, the Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture, the district will be a testing ground for new sustainable urban development projects. Some of the improvements planned for lidhem: 50-percent reduction in energy consumption Using among other solutions innovative insulation and sealing methods, energy consumption will be halved. To preserve the original brick exteriors, insulation is being installed on the interior of the buildings Locally produced energy The flat roofs on lidhems buildings are being converted into gently sloping roofs with integrated solar cells. Considerable care is being taken when doing this, however, since the roofs are also an important part of the areas original architecture. The aim is to recreate the original characteristic flat-roof look from ground level. Energy will also be supplied to the area from two wind turbines that will be erected close by

In the glazed-in winter garden, heated using waste energy from the district heating grid, the residents will have a new meeting-place. Since the garden is heated all year round, it will provide new recreational opportunities.

New meeting-place for residents A glazed-in winter garden is to be built and a pleasant indoor temperature will be maintained using residual district heating from local homes. This will create a new common meeting-place for local residents and new recreational opportunities all year round Conversion of a busy thoroughfare to a modern, low traffic city street The busy Studentvgen thoroughfare separates lidhem from adjacent districts and constitutes a significant barrier. Heavy traffic will now be moved to more appropriate roads. This conversion to a city street will reduce the barrier effect and provide space for new forms of housing and commercial activities, for walking and cycling, and above all for social activity The project in brief Conversion of a million-homes area Showcase for building and energy initiatives in a cold climate

50-percent reduction in energy consumption Locally produced energy Citizen dialogues Thoroughfare converted into modern, low-traffic city street Glazed-in winter garden a new meeting-place

Illustrations: Johan Fjellstrm and David Kemmler

Photo: Nils Pejryd

Contact: City of Stockholm, Lisa Enarsson lisa.enarsson@stockholm.se www.stockholm.se/hallbarajarva

Sustainable Jrva from pilot to reality


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Sustainable Jrva is part of the City of Stockholms initiative to regenerate the citys millionhomes areas. The Jrva suburb in north-west Stockholm will be an area of minimum environmental impact. Using innovative technology and with the participation of local residents, the project will create positive social, ecological and economic development in Jrva.

Different methods of energy-efficient refurbishment are being tested Energy consumption in Jrva will be more than halved to 88 kWh/m2 and year, which can be compared to the national standard of under 110 kWh/m2 and year for new buildings. Three of the most common types of building are to be refurbished: 11-12 storey tower blocks in Akalla and Husby, 5-6 storey balcony-access apartment blocks in Husby and three-storey slab blocks in Rinkeby. Two different methods are being tested - traditional on-site refurbishment and pre-fabricated modules. The two methods are being compared
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Renewable energy Solar cells and solar panels are being installed on the facades and roofs of buildings in Akalla and Rinkeby. To promote local electricity production and meet Svenska Bostders need for electricity

Balcony-access blocks and slab blocks are the most common types of residential housing in Jrva. Two different energy efficiency methods will be tested on these types of housing as part of the Sustainable Jrva project.

Photos pp 89: Anette Riedel and Cecilia Malmgren

third of Swedens housing stock consists of buildings constructed as part of the million-homes programme in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the buildings from that era are run down and in need of wide-scale repair. Energy consumption needs to be halved to meet todays demands for reduced carbon emissions. The aim of the Sustainable Jrva project is to be a national and international example of how to re-develop rundown million-home housing areas sustainably.

and evaluated from an environment, economic and historical point of view. From pilot to reality The first block was finished in 2011 and work is under way on two more buildings. Technical procurement is currently ongoing and the aim is to use the best concepts in forthcoming refurbishment projects. Since the entire housing stock of the municipal housing company Svenska Bostder, including 5 200 apartments in Jrva, is to be refurbished before 2020, the methods that prove to be the most efficient will be put into practice directly. Over 200 million Europeans live in housing built during the 1960s and 1970s similar to those constructed as part of the Swedish million-homes programme. The method could be repeated in millions of homes across the continent.

in the area, plans to erect a 2MW wind turbine in Jrva have been mooted. Sustainable transport Stockholm politicians, civil servants and local residents have all evaluated the current network of cycle-paths in the area. The analysis will form the basis of Jrvas new cycle plan. One initiative to improve the link between Jrvas northern and southern parts is to enhance the standard of existing routes across the Jrvafltet green area and to construct new cycle-paths with efficient LED lighting. A number of initiatives are being taken to encourage more people to start cycling, including a borrow-a-bike scheme. An activity week with a cycling school for adults, road safety courses for children and cycle repair sessions, is arranged every year. The establishment of a car pool in Jrva will also be facilitated in order to further encourage sustainable travel. Information and participation Implementing technical solutions to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle is not enough. To achieve the set goals, extensive information and participation initiatives are also being implemented: Residents are submitting comments via the Jrva Dialogue initiative and are participating in refurbishment decisions Local housing representatives and environmental ambassadors who live in the area are being trained to disseminate information and advice on more sustainable lifestyles to each individual household

Local clubs, schools and preschools are being offered environmental training Hot water use in the area is twice as high as normal. This is partly due to the fact that the average household in Jrva is bigger than in other areas. Technical measures and information initiatives are nevertheless expected to reduce hot water consumption considerably Cultural initiatives The Stockholm City Museum is implementing measures as part of the project aimed at enhancing peoples knowledge about Jrva and at increasing the residents sense of pride in living there. One such measure that the Museum has implemented is to furnish an apartment in Tensta as it would have looked when first built in the 1960s. This apartment is now open to the public. A culture and history trail Tidens vg (A path through time) with information boards highlighting both past and present aspects of the area has also been established on the adjoining culture reserve on Jrvafltet.

A teachers handbook has been produced as a guide for schools and preschools to encourage visits to the districts green areas. Monitoring and evaluation The Royal Institute of Technology In Stockholm is monitoring the project by carrying out a continuous technical, economic and behavioural science evaluation. A handbook describing the results of the different construction methods and other initiatives in the project is being developed to help others benefit from the outcome. The project in brief Conversion of a million-homes area Method development for energy-efficient urban regeneration Renewable energy Initiatives to promote cycling Increased resident participation Environmental training

Contact: City of Malm, Annika Kruuse annika.kruuse@malmo.se

www.malmo.se/medborgare/stadsplanering--trafik/byggprojekt/vastra-Hamnen/fullriggaren.html

Sustainable urban development in the Vstra hamnen seafront district of Malm


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Malm is continuing its urban development initiatives in the district of Vstra hamnen. Swedens largest area of energy-efficient buildings is being constructed as part of the Fullriggaren project. Far-reaching sustainability solutions can be realised through close cooperation with builders.
stra hamnen has become the flagship of Malms sustainable urban development. Expansion of the area started when the city hosted the European housing exhibition Bo01 in the summer of 2001. The conversion of seafront industrial land to a vibrant urban area was put on show to the general public for the first time. This was Swedens first urban area with a climate-neutral energy system, using entirely locally produced energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind and water power. After this high-profile demonstration model followed the Flagghusen project which aimed to make sustainability mainstream. The sustainability ideas are now being further developed in a third project in Vstra hamnen, Fullriggaren. A mixed-use urban area of residential housing, offices, preschool, disabled-person housing and multi-storey car park is being constructed as part of the Fullriggaren project. About 75 percent of the 630 apartments will be rental tenure. Construction began in the summer of 2010 and the area is expected to be finished at the end of 2012. Builder dialogue and cooperation for sustainability To take further steps towards a sustainable urban area, the City of Malm and the twelve construction companies involved in the construction of Fullriggaren have been preparing for the start of

Aerial photograph of Vstra hamnen and Bo01 in Malm. 10

Photo: Tor Fossum Malm stad

the building project for two years and have worked together to produce a common knowledge base and common references. Issues such as energy-efficiency, damp-proof construction, ventilation, green urban areas, open stormwater treatment, car pools and forms of tenure have been in focus. Low-energy buildings and passive houses only Fullriggaren will be Swedens largest collection of energy-efficient buildings. A third will be classed as Passive House standard, the rest as low-energy buildings, which is 40 percent better than Swedens national energy requirements. The office premises will be classed as Green Building standard, i.e. 25 percent better than the norm. Lighting control and smart metering of electricity, heat and hot water will also reduce the energy need in the area. Renewable energy from waste, the sun and wind The area will also be the biggest in Sweden where organic waste is collected via waste grinders, separate pipe networks and collection tanks for biogas production. The organic waste is expected to lead to the production of about 270 MWh of biogas per year, the equivalent of 70 500 litres of petrol. Renewable energy is also produced via solar panels connected to the district heating grid and via a solar cell bank and urban wind turbine on the multi-storey car park. Car pool for everyone and green walls The area will be the first in Sweden where all the residents will have access to a car pool from the beginning. This has been achieved by the project

guaranteeing access to a car pool for the first five years. The scheme is expected to lead to less car ownership and a corresponding decrease in parking needs and aspires to encourage people to change their travel habits. Fullriggaren will also demonstrate innovative green solutions. Several buildings in the area will be fitted with green walls. A large 490 m green wall is being installed on the multi-storey car park. To reduce the amount of hardened surfaces, about 14 500 m2 of green roofs will also be installed. The project in brief Swedens largest collection of passive houses and low-energy buildings Close cooperation with builders at an early stage of the planning process Large-scale separate collection of organic waste for biogas production Plant cultivation on walls and roofs Car pool membership for all residents

Photo: Urbana Villor

Aerial photograph of Fullriggaren in autumn 2011.

Illustration: David Wiberg

Rosengrdsstrket (Rosengrd Way) a footpath and cycle path between the million-homes area of Rosengrd and Vstra hamnen provides a geographical and sociocultural link between the two districts. 11

Photo: Tor Fossum Malm stad

Contact: rebrobostder AB, Cecilia Svedin Cecilia.Svedin@obo.se www.obo.se/sv/bostader/vara-stadsdelar/bo-pa-vaster/vivalla/


Collage and photographs: Kicki Hendahl.

My green neighbourhood in rebro


rebrobostder is taking a holistic approach to its regeneration of the Vivalla million-homes area in rebro. The My green neighbourhood project will refurbish 123 apartments in one and two-storey buildings and tackle several sustainability challenges. Measures are being implemented in different areas: energy use and climate impact; participation and lifestyles; integration and employment; preservation of cultural environments and artist involvement. The successful measures in the pilot project may be applied throughout the district with its 2 400 apartments in the future.
The project goals are implicit in its name My. The goal is to give the residents a strong sense of affinity and make them feel more at home. Residents will feel prouder, safer and more at home in the area as well as gain more understanding and knowledge of how they can influence their own surroundings. Participation will lead to a greater sense of affinity and responsibility. Green. The goal here is to strengthen the neighbourhoods green values in a concrete and palpable way. Energy use in the area will be more than halved. Waste heat will be reused in a local heating system and renewable energy will be produced. A new street and cycle-path structure will help to reduce car use and encourage green transport options. The quality of green areas will be improved to create better recreational opportunities, promoting play and other physical activity and making the area more enjoyable to live in. Neighbourhood. The goal here is to strengthen the identity of the neighbourhood by implement12

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ing technical, artistic and educational measures. The structure will be similar to that of the rest of rebro and improve the districts contact with the city. The contrasts between private and public space will be elucidated. Opportunities for social contact among neighbours will be improved. Reduced energy use and climate impact A number of measures are being carried out inside the neighbourhoods buildings to save energy and increase the amount of renewable energy used. Walls and roofs are being fitted with extra insulation, doors and windows are being replaced and laundry-rooms are being made more energy-efficient. Solar cells are being installed for electricity production and solar panels for heat production. In addition, the possibility of installing wind turbines is also being examined. A control and monitoring system is being installed for indoor energy-related functions. Participation and lifestyles The participation of residents is central to this

project. By employing new techniques and working methods, the project will hopefully increase the opportunities for citizen participation in the regeneration process. This includes making it easier for people to air their views as well as being involved on a more concrete level by taking an active part in the project in some way or another. Examples of innovative and somewhat unusual methods include artist-led workshops and a history exhibition. The tenants will also be given the chance to influence and reduce their own environmental impact. Smart electricity metering will be introduced and a way of visualising water consumption will be created. Meetings can be held and technical solutions displayed in a mobile environment centre. Integration and employment The building project will engage unemployed persons from the local area, providing them with work placements and training and ultimately permanent employment. In a unique cooperation initiative between the national employment agency, the municipality and private contractors, new working methods are being created to utilize the opportunities presented in an urban regeneration project to reduce unemployment. Being involved in a practical way and rebuilding ones own neighbourhood also increases a persons sense of involvement and participation.

Information boards are used to disseminate knowledge.

Transfer of project results By starting with a small, clearly-defined neighbourhood, rebrobostder is creating a pilot project for its regeneration work. Experiences from the pilot project will be transferred to the rest of rebrobostders housing stock. Cooperation with the Cesam rebro University Foundation provides productive channels for gathering and disseminating knowledge. The project in brief Conversion of a million-homes area Strengthened neighbourhood identity 50-percent reduction in energy consumption Production of renewable energy New street structure to reduce car use Employing local residents and cooperating with the national employment agency Consideration of cultural and historical values Influencing lifestyles by involving residents and other stakeholders on a wide scale

Photo: Magnus Wahman

Photo: Anna-Carin Magnusson

Photo: rebrobostder

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Contact: City of Lund, Matz Hagberg matz.hagberg@lund.se www.lund.se/Bygga--bo/Stadsbyggnadsprojekt/Brunnshog/

Klimatneutrala forskningsanlggningar

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Hllbarhetshus Attraktiva GC strk Sprvg


Illustrations: Henrik Jais-Nielsen Mats White Arkitekter AB

Nybyggnation i Brunnshg Frttning och blandstad i Campusmilj Stadsnra grnomrde

Historiska miljer

A sustainable precinct in Lund


Along a four-kilometre stretch from central Lund to Brunnshg on the outskirts of the city, a vibrant research, high-tech, business and residential area is emerging. The ambition is to make the precinct one of Swedens most interesting business areas and to strengthen its urban qualities. About 25 000 people currently work in the area. The number of workplaces is expected to double in the long term. The precinct will also accommodate high-quality housing and will be linked together by an integrated urban tram system and footpath and cycle-path network.
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ork on developing a sustainable mixeduse urban area is being carried out in cooperation with the City of Lund, Lund University, the National Property Board and the national university and college property company, Akademiska Hus. A large number of urban development, construction and refurbishment projects are being carried out in the precinct focusing on energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, lifestyle influence and urban greenery. Regeneration in historical surroundings In Lundagrd in the centre of the city, the National Property Board is carrying out a number of measures to make the university buildings more energyefficient and supply them with renewable energy, via e.g. solar cells. The buildings are all listed and are of significant historical value, which means that extra care is required. Integrated urban tram, footpath and cycle-path networks The City of Lund is developing the precinct as a demonstration model for green urban transport. The area features an integrated tramway and priority routes for pedestrians and cyclists. The measures are part of a larger initiative and will contribute to strengthening the citys cohesive tram and cyclepath network. A more condensed campus environment The existing buildings on Lund University campus are being improved and made more energy-efficient. This will reduce the amount of energy bought from external sources. The area is being made more com-

pact and other types of buildings are being added. Among the initiatives is an experimental project for sustainable compact student housing. Urban green area Greenfront A climate-enhancing plantation is being planned at the end of the precinct which will also be a global arboretum featuring trees from different parts of the world. Green walls and cultivation areas are being established in the area. Sustainability centre A sustainability visitors centre is to be built close to one of the tram stops in the precinct. The centre will exhibit technical energy and mobility solutions and implement information projects on climateinfluencing activities such as grocery shopping and recreation. A full-scale, virtual prototype of the precinct will also be constructed in the sustainability centre. Urban planners, architects, engineers, researchers and anyone else interested can walk around and consider how the precinct may be further developed in the future. The project in brief Urban development, construction and refurbishment measures in a vibrant city precinct Cooperation between many actors Promoting green travel by tram, cycling and walking through the entire precinct Improving the energy efficiency of historical buildings Climate-enhancing tree plantation Urban crop farming

Ideon Gateway fitted with Swedens largest faade-integrated solar cell facility.

Illustration: Mats White Arkitekter AB

Akademiska Hus gives the Lund University Maths Annexe environmental status. 15

Contact: City of Malm, Lena Eriksson lena.m.eriksson@malmo.se www.malmo.se/hallbararosengard

Sustainable Rosengrd in Malm


The Sustainable Rosengrd project is part of the City of Malms attempt to reduce the functional segregation of the million-homes programme and allow vibrant and sustainable mixed use urban areas to flourish. The aim is to create a world-leading demonstration model focusing on climate and green technology that can be a prototype for further urban regeneration projects in Sweden and abroad. Many of the measures are climate-related, but they will also help to increase social and economic integration.
n cooperation with the business sector, the City of Malm wishes to create a dynamic innovation environment that promotes growth in existing companies and attracts new cuttingedge enterprises.

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A pedestrian precinct and cycle-path network that reduces segregation At the same time as initiatives are being implemented in Rosengrd in the eastern part of the city, the new Fullriggaren district in the west of the city

is developing. The first initiative is a new pedestrian and cycle precinct, Rosengrdsstrket (Rosengrd Way). The aim is to reduce the functional segregation caused by the million-homes programme and to allow sustainable and vibrant mixed use urban areas to flourish. This involves an entirely new way of designing a precinct and considering what it should be used for. Innovative energy-efficient lighting, new meeting-places and spaces for activity will make people feel safer and lead to greater use of the area by both pedestrians and cyclists. The measures are being implemented in close cooperation with residents, business-owners and local associations. Examples of initiatives in the project Energy measures with a system perspective Locally produced solar heating, where excess heat is transferred to the district heating grid. Locally generated solar electricity is used in indoor DC applications. Organic waste is collected and used to produce biogas. Washing machines powered by district heating. Reduced total energy demand to make the system less vulnerable Renewable Rosengrd Renewable energy supply from local windpower facilities with new forms of cooperative ownership. Greater awareness and participation will drive forward energy efficiency improvements. Design of urban wind turbines Sustainable Hilda Full-scale ecological refurbishment of 767 apartments in the Hilda housing cooperative ClimateSMART Food Centre Development of urban farming concepts as

Evocative image from the City Light Rosengrd event.

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Photo: Moa Bjrnson

Illustration: Malm stad

meeting-places and the basis for ecological thinking. Pedagogical activities aimed at kitchen staff, teachers and children Sustainable travel Better public transport by the building of a new mainline railway station and preparations for more rail traffic Upgrade Rydn School The school is being refurbished with focus on greater energy efficiency and environmental education Rosengrd Ice Rink Measures to improve energy efficiency, water consumption and the outdoor environment in and around Rosengrd Ice Rink Cleantech Dialogue with the business sector on system solutions and environmental technology options. The city and district are being used as a demonstration model to test new green technology

Photo: Moa Bjrnson

Site of the future Rosengrd Station.

Key concepts for the Sustainable Rosengrd project Holistic approach. Physical environmental investment is the driving force in the project and also promotes economic and social development. Jobs are created, young people can more easily get onto the property ladder, running costs are reduced, the area becomes more attractive and safer, the areas media image changes and residents self-esteem and pride are strengthened. Transferability. Many cities in Sweden and Europe are facing similar challenges and the goal is to find solutions that are economically feasible so that they can be put to more wide-scale use.

Experiences from the Hilda housing cooperative can be disseminated to other housing cooperatives in Sweden. Green technology is a keystone of the City of Malms business policy strategy and the measures being implemented in the Sustainable Rosengrd project are used as demonstration models in this field. Diversity. Cooperation between the city administrations along with the participation of local residents and business operators are fundamental prerequisites for a successful outcome. The city administration, five technical administrations, an energy utility, a municipal company, a housing cooperative and local associations and clubs are all cooperating in the implementation of the Sustainable Rosengrd project. Special measures are aimed at increasing resident and business operator participation in the district. Over 100 languages are spoken in Rosengrd, which demands special consideration. The project in brief Conversion of a million-homes area Solutions that can be transferred to other contexts Cooperative ownership of a wind turbine facility Energy efficiency improvements to housing and public properties Better public transport Climate-smart, locally cultivated food Participation from residents and business operators

Photo: Malm stad

Examples of urban crop farming. Yalla Trappan in Rosengrd.

The new Bokaltorget on Rosengrd Way.

Photo: Malm Stad

The Spring Day event on Rosengrd Way.

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Contact: City of Gothenburg, Erica Bengtsson erica.bengtsson@sbk.goteborg.se www.kvillebacken.se

The innovative Kvillebcken project in Gothenburg


In central lvstaden in Gothenburg, a former docklands area is to be regenerated with housing and workplaces. Kvillebcken is the first stage and is due to be completed by 2018. A total of 1 600 apartments and 24 000 square metres of business space will be built. The City of Gothenburg is developing the area in partnership with a consortium of builders.

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he district will be the first to realise the City of Gothenburgs programme for green building and all the buildings in the district will be environmentally certified. Kvillebcken will be a showcase for cutting-edge technology and smart solutions for energy, waste, transport and water. Cooperation with highly ambitious goals The municipality-owned company lvstranden Utveckling AB and six other enterprises have formed a consortium. By signing the Kvillebcken Agreement, the companies have agreed to join forces and build a resource-efficient, sustainable and ultra low-energy area. In the planning process, the City of Gothenburg has applied a desultory consultation procedure, which involves close cooperation between different city administrations at an early stage before the plan is drafted. Run-down area will become attractive and vibrant Kvillebcken is being built in a location close to the very centre of Gothenburg, just a stones throw from the citys main shopping area and well served by public transport. The area is currently very rundown and the land is highly polluted. The goal is to

create an attractive and vibrant urban environment of varied design and form. Building heights vary from four to sixteen storeys. The district has been divided among the builders and a mixture of different forms of tenure and apartment sizes is planned. A vibrant urban area that promotes social contact between people will be created here. An example is Kvillebckens urban farming area, which will function as a green meeting-place for farming and cooperation while the district is being regenerated. Private citizens and restaurants can hire plots to grow vegetables and herbs and to socialise. The project is a collaboration between the builders in Kvillebcken, the City of Gothenburg and the Stadsjord Association. The area will be easily accessible by bicycle, tram, bus and river ferry. Integrated and innovative technical systems on display The building of a completely new city district provides the perfect opportunity to integrate technical systems. New smart and coordinated solutions for energy, waste, transport and water are planned for Kvillebcken. The solutions are to be cutting-edge technology and on display for visitors.

A collection system that ensures a high rate of organic waste recycling A waste separation suction system for newspapers, residual waste and compost is being installed, covering the entire district. The aim is to achieve a high concentration of biomass for the efficient production of biogas. Waste that cannot be disposed of via the suction system, such as glass and metal, is to be collected and taken care of in the districts joint recycling facility. Energy-smart buildings The buildings capacity to store energy for the district heating grid will be utilised. The day-to-day variation in the district heating need can then be evened out and the amount of fossil fuel used in production can be reduced. The apartment blocks will be fitted with washing machines, tumble-dryers and dishwashers, powered by district heating. The requirement for energy bought from external sources in Kvillebcken will be at most 60 kWh per m2 and year. Bicycle storage units and green transport shuttles To ensure convenient, secure and safe bicycle storage and hence encourage more people to cycle, what are known as bicycle cupboards are being

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Urban crop farming on a vacant demolition site in Kvillebcken.

Illustration: Ersus Arkitekter AB

Kvillebcken runs through the new urban park.

planned. The average parking facilities per apartment are for 0.52 cars and 2.5 bicycles. Public transport to and from the district is being extended with two biogas-powered passenger ferries over the Gta River. A new system for efficient fuel supply next to the ferry shuttle terminal is being developed.

Energy-efficient heavy-goods vehicles The districts waste trucks are fitted with methane diesel engine technology (MDE technology). By mixing diesel with the biogas, the diesel engine principle can be used. Higher energy-efficiency is achieved, the fuel is utilised more effectively than in conventional gas vehicles and less carbon dioxide is emitted.

The project in brief Major urban development project Easy to reach by bicycle, tram and ferry Resource efficient and sustainable New green technology Heat stored in building frames Cooperation between many actors

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Photo: Hans Wretling

Photo: Kvillebcken

Contact: Husvrden AB, Lennart Larsson lennart.larsson@husvarden.com www.nyakrokslatt.se and www.krokslattsfabriker.se

Kroksltts Fabriker Sder sustainable mixed-use urban area in a historical environment


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Kroksltts Fabriker Sder in Mlndal will be an international model for how a listed industrial site can be developed into a vibrant urban area that also promotes a climate-smart lifestyle. The ambition is a micro-community with residential housing, public amenities and workplaces just a short commute away from the centre of Gothenburg. A total of 250 apartments, office blocks and amenities will be added to the historically interesting 60 000 m2 site.

hile utilising the qualities of the old industrial textile buildings from the late 19th century, the area will be characterised by modern flexibility, climate-adapted architecture, biological systems and smart energy and IT technology. Contemporary architecture in a historical industrial area Newly constructed office blocks featuring modern, high-quality architecture, inspired by and adapted to the historical environment have been recently added to the old industrial buildings in Kroksltts Fabriker. The new buildings that are to be erected as part of the project will also be in the modern architectural idiom. Encompassing the buildings with a vestibule provides them with a double climate shell. The vestibule can serve as a meeting-place all year round as the temperature will not fall below ten degrees. The amount of bought energy in the new buildings will be 25 kWh/m2 and year.

Illustration: Wingrdh Arkitektkontor AB

Industrial site will become a mixed-use urban area The site is currently home to about 80 companies but there is no residential housing. The project will be a model for how residential housing and public amenities can be added to an industrial site to become a mixed-use urban area.

Artists impression of Kroksltts as seen from the forest.

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Photo: Wingrdh Arkitektkontor AB

Urban concentration and refurbishment in a historical industrial environment.

Energy-smart systems There are ambitious energy consumption goals for the area. Despite a 65-percent increase in floor space in Kroksltts Fabriker Sder, the amount of bought energy will decrease by 10 percent. The heating systems for new and existing properties will be combined and integrated. Waste heat from offices and commercial activities will heat residential housing in the area. Heat and cool air will be stored in underground cavities to equalize the daily and seasonal variation in consumption. Local wind turbines, faade-integrated solar cells and a Stirling engine will produce electricity. The investment costs will be offset by reduced running costs as far as possible. Water and greenery between the buildings To reduce the risk of flooding in the area, the stormwater from hardened surfaces and from the adjacent Safjllet nature reserve is slowed down in small-scale reservoirs and terrace cultivations. The roofs are covered with vegetation and water from the detention reservoirs is used to irrigate communal plantations, private cultivations and outdoor areas. The outdoor environment is designed so that it encourages recreation and social contact. Broad cooperation between different actors The project is being implemented in broad coop-

eration between different actors private business, the public sector and the research community. Methods for user participation will be developed in cooperation with the academy. Cooperation with research actors, such as Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers University of Technology and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, provides access to cutting-edge skills and channels for disseminating knowledge both nationally and internationally. Researchers have the opportunity to test different ideas in practice and in an arena where research findings can be disseminated to business sector actors in the urban planning sector. Development in line with the strategy for regional development Kroksltts Fabriker Sder is 600 metres from Mln dal Centre and 12 minutes by tram from central Gothenburg. The area is in the middle of a larger district which has been earmarked for urban concentration and development in accordance with the structural vision for sustainable development agreed on by the municipalities in the Gothenburg region. The project in brief Urban concentration and refurbishment in a historical industrial environment Construction of housing and offices using climate-adapted architecture Technical systems integrated between the new and the old and between different commercial activities Storage of heat and cool air underground Existing properties to receive Green Building classification Smart IT services Climate-smart lifestyle

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Kroksltts Fabriker is 600 metres from Mlndal Centre.

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Contact: Municipality of Kunglv, Evelina Sandstrm evelina.sandstrom@kungalv.se www.kongahalla.se

Kongahlla an active urban area in Kunglv


Kongahlla in Kunglv is to be a socially, economically and environmentally active city district producing more energy than it consumes. The new district will be completed in 2019 and will contain 900 homes, commercial activities and public amenities. Forty percent of the homes will be rental tenure and sixty percent will be cooperative ownership/leasehold housing.
shops, amenities, walkways, a square and park. Walkways for pedestrians are being given high priority. The goal of an active urban area with meeting-places, activities, recreation and events stems from the Municipalitys public health goals and equality-integrated urban planning strategy. The aim is to recreate and strengthen the advantages of small-town life with short distances and proximity to public amenities, culture and recreation. An economically active urban area Energy-generating buildings are still rare. The aim of the Kongahlla Project is to overcome existing legal and economic obstacles. A new commercial centre in Kongahlla will also inject more life into the town, providing a greater and more attractive range of shops. An environmentally active urban area A holistic approach is being taken to environmental issues in the area, with particular focus on electricity consumption. On a yearly basis, more electricity will be produced than consumed. Energy consumption in the area will be low and only renewable energy is to be used. The commercial centres roof and exterior walls will be equipped with Swedens largest solar electricity plant. The centre is designed so that it helps to visualise the ambitious goals that have been set for the area. New energy-saving measures are being tested in

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he project has been initiated by the Municipality of Kunglv and Kunglv Energi and is being implemented in cooperation with Riksbyggen, Frbo AB, Kunglvsbostder and KF Fastigheter. The parties have developed joint goals and a concrete framework for environmental and energy aspects for the area, for the districts public spaces and for market communication. By means of close cooperation, the actors wish to learn from each other and by joining forces achieve more. The core values thus formulated for the district will be incorporated into the design of new buildings and public spaces. New buildings and environments will be added to the historical town centre and be in a modern style. The project is being monitored as part of a research project involving SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Gothenburg University and Mistra Urban Futures. A socially active urban area The new district will be combined with the old town centre and link parts of the town on both sides of a motorway. The district will contain residential housing with different types of tenure,

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Illustration: Metro arkitekter

Illustration and montage: Marielle Tanase.

Kongahlla, including white goods powered by district heating and heat recovery from shower water. In a previous project, From low-energy to active building - the next generations energy-efficient properties, the Municipality of Kunglv received help from SP to examine which construction technology and energy systems were needed in the planning process to create an energy-generating urban area. Kongahllas core values Uncomplicated urban life. A dense and vibrant town with good communications, access to trade, public amenities, culture and recreation. Natural social contact. Many meeting-places for social contact between different people of all ages. Easily accessible public places where people can socialise. Discover the everyday life. Enabling discoveries, complexity, activities, physical activity and events that stimulate the senses. Having a clean conscience. Making it easier and more fun to be resource-efficient. The project in brief New urban area with housing, offices and shops Holistic approach to energy use Produce more electricity than is consumed Electricity and heat from renewable sources Recover heat from shower water Close cooperation with research actors

Illustrattion: Radiator

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55 planning projects
From 2009 to 2011, economic support has been awarded to 55 planning projects for measures such as feasibility studies, programme descriptions, cross-sector planning, process development or information initiatives.

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New sustainable Gllivare Gllivare Municipality The project is about how a community can be moved in a humanistic, economic and long-term sustainable direction. stra Stra urban regeneration AB Gavlegrdarna The project aims to strengthen participation and develop a sustainable city district when regenerating a million-homes area in Gvle.

Urban farming as a driving-force for sustainable urban development Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Alnarp Research literature studies to define and describe different forms of urban farming and its positive values and three case studies to analyse the obstacles and opportunities of urban farming development.

Environmental follow-up in Lomma Harbour Lomma Municipality The aim of the project is to improve the municipalitys environmental follow-up focusing on improving lesson-learning in the building and planning process. Brunnshg The sustainable city of knowledge City of Lund The project comprises an overarching programme that takes a holistic approach to what a sustainable city can and should involve. It looks at both regeneration and new construction, where the aim is to create economic growth in a resource-efficient way with consideration for the climate and with special focus on sustainable mobility. Kngurun 21 in Mlndal municipality KB Kreativiteten The project comprises planning prior to the new construction of car-free housing and commercial premises, i.e. with a car pool and electric vehicles in a district with a surrounding business area.

Albyberg sustainable urban development Haninge Municipality The project aim is to regenerate an industrial area and integrate it into Haninge town centre by taking a holistic approach that covers all three dimensions of sustainability and develop goals for a sustainable town and business park. Sdra Vimpeltorpet Kalmar Municipality Kalmar Municipality aims to build an urban area with ambitious ecological, social and economic objectives. The project is based on the Municipalitys previous work in and experience of different fields and how these must interact to achieve sustainable urban development.


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Architect and planning services for sustainable urban development Swedish Association of Architects The project comprises the documentation of Swedish urban development projects and the production of a project catalogue of assignments performed by Swedish architects abroad. Norra Djurgrdsstaden a world-class green urban area City of Stockholm Stockholm is developing a new non-fossil fuel and climate-adapted urban area. The project will study the introduction of a Smart Grid system and perform feasibility studies on different energy system solutions for buildings. Vsby sjstad a new sustainable urban area on Lake Mlaren Upplands Vsby Municipality The project will further develop and create new forms of cooperation on the planning process between builders, the business sector and future residents, where the goal is to create the right conditions for a new, attractive and sustainable urban area on Lake Mlaren. Librobck land development AB Uppsala Kommuns Industrihus The project aims to develop two models of increased cooperation, one among different property owners and one between the municipality and the business sector.

Storsjstrand stersunds creative city district City of stersund The project comprises an in-depth programme description for the Storsjstrand district of stersund, where the city administration and private property owners aim to establish a unique and sustainable urban area.

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Sustainable transport the backbone of the sustainable city City of Jnkping The project comprises the implementation of an action plan for sustainable travel, a survey of peoples travel habits and traffic analyses. Planning tool for calculating carbon emissions in mixed-use urban areas County administrative board in Skne County. The project comprises an upgrade of an existing planning tool for calculating potential traffic volumes and carbon emissions generated by housing developments. Interlacing social and ecological aspects in the cities of the future Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Urban and Regional Studies The project comprises case studies of the three investment projects that received support from the Delegation of Sustainable Cities in 2009, in order to formulate a social perspective on current environmental and urban planning work.

Programme for the transformation of Vsters station and surrounding area City of Vsters The project comprises programme work to create a vibrant urban area with excellent communications. The project began with a dialogue between the citys inhabitants, the business sector and property owners, as well as lectures and study visits.

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Cooperation platform for eco-innovations for sustainable urban areas IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute By performing an inventory of technology and systems in development areas such as IT, bio-, space- and nanotechnology, the project will define and provide proposals for new innovative solutions for sustainable urban development and environmental benefit. Information about systems, products and services are presented on a website. The role of vegetation in a climate-smart city Rambll Sverige AB The project is intended to force the pace of integrated green urban development, with a close connection between research and practice. Strategic long-term plan for the development of bicycle parks in Bors City of Bors The project comprises a systematic strategy study for the development of bicycle parking in the city over the next 20 years. The pulse of the sustainable city City of rebro The project comprises a programme description to link up different parts of the city and to develop and integrate a travel centre in the city centre, where the area along the railway is to be transformed. Public transport of the future in Karlstad City of Karlstad and Karlstadsbuss The project aims to take a holistic approach to urban development and most of the citys transport needs by developing a progressive public transport system based on modern, advanced bus solutions and cutting-edge green technology. Uppsala energy in the sustainable city City of Uppsala Based on three areas of the city, the project aims to increase knowledge about the optimisation and integration of urban energy systems by perform26

ing a feasibility study. This will lead to greater energy efficiency and lower emissions of greenhouse gases. From balcony-access blocks to green social housing of the future Spridd AB, Stockholm The project aims to develop a programme consisting of refurbishment and new construction proposals and a platform for increasing knowledge and creating a dialogue process. It will be carried out on balcony-access apartment blocks built in various Stockholm suburbs as part of the million-homes programme. Central lvstaden vision and strategy City of Gothenburg The project aims to develop methods for communication, for cross-sector cooperation and for holding an international workshop. Plantagon vertical farming, Botkyrka Plantagon International AB The project comprises a feasibility study to establish a vertical greenhouse in the Municipality of Botkyrka. It will study aspects such as possible synergies between energy and waste systems and the greenhouse. Plantagon vertical farming H+ Helsingborg Plantagon International AB The project comprises a feasibility study to establish a vertical greenhouse in H+, south of Helsingborg city centre. It will study aspects such as possible synergies between energy and waste systems and the greenhouse. Portal to the sustainable city Swedish Museum of Architecture The project aims to build up a digital portal that disseminates knowledge on best practice examples, current building projects and research findings in the field of sustainable urban development.

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Alby stadsbyggnadsid Botkyrka kommun The project comprises three additions to the municipalitys urban development vision for the district of Alby. These are: new dialogue methods design dialogue; further development of the work on sustainability impact assessments; and active use of vegetation in urban development projects. In-depth sustainability programme for Vstra Roslags-Nsby, Station Community 3.0 Municipality of Tby Two feasibility studies are being developed that strengthen the overarching sustainability programme for the forthcoming expansion in Vstra RoslagsNsby. One of the studies concerns the development and adaptation of planning indicators, the other involves an ethnographic study based on interviews with public transport passengers. Building groups new forms of housing for a mixed-use and climatesmart city Spridd AB Building groups or building communities are a form of urban and housing development where private individuals and families join forces to plan, build and then live in a building that is designed in accordance with the groups opinions and ideas regarding their housing. The aim of the initiative is to gather experiences from other projects implemented by building groups in other countries and to study success factors and obstacles. A model for how building groups can function in Swedish contexts is being developed. Norra Djurgrdsstaden a world-class environmentally profiled urban area City of Stockholm The Norra Djurgrdsstaden project comprises five sub-projects. These include feasibility studies on sustainable transport, energy-efficient

construction machinery and a logistics centre. The project also comprises a quantification of ecosystem services and the development of a sustainability model to visualise resource and emission flows. Urban Futures Royal Institute of Art An international publication is being produced to describe the scenario technology being developed as part of the Resources course at Mejan Arc the School of Architecture Royal Institute of Art. Swedish adaptation of a certification system for urban areas NCC AB and cooperation partners The project compares different certification systems for urban areas with the aim of submitting a recommendation to the Sweden Green Building Council as to which systems should be used in Sweden. Planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden Association for Social Planning - FFS A book in English is being produced for an international target group on Swedish planning and urban development. The publication contains examples of interesting projects, and details of the Swedish planning system and context. Process development for good bicycle parking at existing public transport nodes. TUB Trafikutredningsbyrn The aim of the project is to develop a modern process tool to analyse the need for bicycle parking at public transport stations and to implement a fullscale test of the developed process. www.hallplatsen.nu a meeting-place for sustainable urban development WSP Sverige AB and cooperation partners The website www.hallplatsen.nu will be developed into an independent meeting-place for sustainable urban development. Qualitative and quantitative studies will provide a basis for analyses of the needs of the sector. The
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project work will be followed by workshops with the aim of developing the website. Sustainability certification of existing areas IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute and cooperation partners The project will evaluate the scope for certifying existing areas and analyse the need for a checklist and routines for measuring improvement measures. Albano Integrated small-scale energy production Akademiska Hus Stockholm AB The project will develop a system basis for locally produced energy and study how the energy supply systems of different businesses can be integrated. Study of creative solutions to reduce the need for parking Municipality of Hbo The project comprises an in-depth study of travel habits and the development of a strategy to improve access for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users. The role of schools in certifying the sustainability of urban areas WSP Sverige AB The project comprises a survey of the potential role of schools and preschools in improving an urban areas sustainability. A method is to be developed to show how to involve children, students and teachers. Practical sustainability certification in a Malm city district City of Malm In cooperation with market actors, the City of Malm will develop a set of ground rules to make it easier to certify the sustainability of its city districts. Dialogue on regeneration City of Malm A cooperation project between the city administration and private actors aimed at creating a forum to develop solutions and methods for long-term

sustainable urban areas. The project also involves dialogue on obstacles, the establishment of pilot processes and projects and the development and dissemination of useful methodology. SUD The southern Swedish model for the export of sustainable urban development Sustainable Business Hub Scandinavia AB The project is being implemented by a cluster consisting of Swedish companies, municipalities and universities and aims to develop a holistic range of service offerings in the field of sustainable development. Promoting exports of sustainable development services is also part of the project. Commission for a socially sustainable Malm City of Malm The project aims to develop generalisable analyses of the economic aspects of the proposals for sustainability measures currently being developed by the City of Malms Sustainability Commission. One of the tasks of the Commission is to put forward draft strategies to reduce health inequalities. Sound of the City coexistence and method development for better urban quality City of Helsingborg The project aims to highlight how the general guidelines for levels of industrial noise are a restricting factor on the sustainable development of the city, especially close to the docks. The project includes three sub-studies: the socioeconomic impact of different interpretations of the general guidelines for levels of industrial noise; examples of good urban development projects from European seaports; and acoustic design and sustainable urban planning. EVAA Integrated civil engineering system solution (energy, water, wastewater and waste) technical feasibility study Project H+, City of Helsingborg The project aims to develop smaller-scale follow-up tests and simulations

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based on the integrated system solutions developed as part of the previously implemented civil engineering project. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the recycling firm NSR, water utility NSVA and energy company resundskraft. Learning and participation for Partille and the planet Municipality of Partille The project involves the participation of students from Porthlla Upper Secondary School in the development of an in-depth overall plan for the area in which the school is situated. The commitment, knowledge and participation of the students in issues that concern sustainable urban development will increase and contribute to the work done by the community planning office. Feasibility study on including waste management in community planning City of Gothenburg The project comprises a feasibility study on how modified waste management can be incorporated into community planning in the form of a thematic supplement to the overall plan. Bergsjn 2021 Regeneration plan for the district of Bergsjn Bergsjn 2021 The aim of the project is to bring about socially, economically and ecologically sustainable development of the million-homes suburb of Bergsjn. The project includes both in-depth overall planning and programme work, and a feasibility study to analyse the desire and need to invest of existing property owners and land developers who may wish to develop the district of Bergsjn. Development plan for stra Hospital in Gothenburg Vstfastigheter, Region of Vstra Gtaland The project aims to draft a development plan for Gothenburg stra Hospital, which is to be a pioneering example of a sustainable hospital site.

Strategy for a vibrant urban area Municipality of Ulricehamn Using Ulricehamns traffic strategy and the purchasing habits of the towns inhabitants as a starting-point, the project will continue to integrate traffic strategic issues with urban development. A bicycle-friendly city for everyone City of rebro The project aims to assure the quality of the bicycle plan developed by the City of rebro. Analyses are being performed in, for example GIS, geographical information system. My green neighbourhood Evaluation rebrobostder AB The project comprises an in-depth evaluation of the My green neighbourhood investment project with the help of rebro University. The evaluation is made up of three parts: the areas identity; think and buy green; and participation, responsibility and influence. Validation, learning and evaluation of sustainability goals in Sustainable lidhem Bostaden i Ume AB The project aims to confirm the effects of information and knowledgebuilding initiatives in the ongoing Sustainable lidhem investment project. Analyses will be carried out by Ume University and supplementary measuring equipment will be installed in the buildings where measures have been implemented.

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The Delegation for Sustainable Cities

a national arena for sustainable urban development


The Delegation for Sustainable Cities was appointed by the Swedish Government in the autumn of 2008 with the mission to promote the sustainable development of cities, urban communities and housing areas. The Delegation is working together with municipalities, the business sector and other parties and is to implement a variety of measures aimed at improving the conditions for sustainable urban development. These initiatives will constitute a national arena for sustainable urban development. A final report on the mission will be presented in December 2012.
The mission includes: making a contribution to knowledge development; giving its backing to existing initiatives; collecting and disseminating best practice examples; promoting dialogue and coordinating different sectors and skills; facilitating public-private cooperation; supporting the development, use and export of green technology; and promoting international cooperation on sustainable urban development. The Delegation shall also compile experiences and examples from its work and from the support projects and make them available to others. To begin with, the Delegations mission was to run from the autumn of 2008 until the end of December 2010. The mission has since been extended for a further two years. The renewed mission means that the Delegation will continue to implement various measures that focus on and make a long-term contribution to improving the conditions for sustainable urban development. During 20112012, the Delegation is to concentrate its efforts on: Following, supporting and providing meetingplaces for sustainable city projects Reporting experiences and best practice Promoting the development and export of green technology Strengthening the social dimension of sustainable urban development Promoting cooperation on research and development Identifying obstacles to sustainable urban development and proposals for measures and solutions The Delegation shall also administrate the financial support provided by central government for sustainable urban development. More information on the Delegations mission and work can be found at www.hallbarastader.gov.se

Chair Peter rn, Consultant and lecturer Board members Katarina Ahlqvist, President, Grdstensbostder Kerstin Blix, Consultant, Kerstin Blix AB Eivor Bucht, Professor Emeritus, SLU Alnarp Kurt Eliasson, President, SABO Anders Larsson, Consultant, Thetis AB Stellan Lundberg, Head of Community Planning, F Infraplan Johan Marcus, Vice President Business Areas, Swedish Trade Council Katarina Pelin, Environment Director, City of Malm Ulf Ranhagen, Chief Architect at Sweco Architects/ Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology Lars Reuterswrd, Director, Mistra Urban Futures/ Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, Chalmers University of Technology Jan-Eric Sundgren, Director, AB Volvo Lars Thunberg, Municipal Commissioner, City of Helsingborg Erland Ullstad, Architect, City of Vxj Janna Valik, Director-General, Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning Bengt Wnggren, President, Sweden Green Building Council

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The Delegation for Sustainable Cities Postal address: SE-103 33 Stockholm, Sweden Office: Karlavgen 100 A, 9th floor www.hallbarastader.gov.se