The Environmentally Sustainable City of Tomorrow in Malmö’s Western Harbour
Malmö’s Western Harbour, previously a run-down shipyard and industrial area covering 187 hectares, is now a vibrant ‘city within a city’, with a university, around 10,000 residents and more than 16,000 people working there (figure from 2016). The area has its own systems for managing its energy supply and waste treatment, and car traffic in the area has been minimised as an environmentally sustainable approach to urban planning and mobility.
Campus Lindholmen – a Development Centre for Optimised Waste Collection
At Campus Lindholmen, low-speed electric vehicles combine with specially designed trucks to collect sorted waste and distribute goods to a variety of recipients. The result is an 80–90 percent reduction in heavy-vehicle traffic.
Waste incineration at Högdalenverket
Högdalenverket, which is one of Europe’s most modern installations for energy extracted from waste, produces electricity and heat from Stockholm’s combustible household waste and industry waste. Högdalenverket is an important component in the district heating network of southern Stockholm.
Successful Renewal from Industrial Area to a Model Sustainable District
In the early 1990s, Hammarby Sjöstad had a reputation for being a run-down, polluted and unsafe industrial and residential area. Today, Hammarby Sjöstad is one of Stockholm’s most attractive residential districts and a model of successful urban renewal.
Underground waste: Vacuum System Takes Waste Management to a New Level
A new, smart solution for waste management reduces the need for road transport and minimises other environmental impacts. The solution is stationary pneumatic refuse collection, using a vacuum to transport waste through underground pipes, separating different types of waste into different containers.