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.
Gårdsten – Turning a Troubled District into a Sustainable Model
Gårdsten in Gothenburg shows how innovation, persistence, commitment, cooperation and participation can turn things around in a troubled urban district. Since Gårdstensbostäder was founded in 1997, crime has halved and 1,500 new homes with various forms of tenure are being built.
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.