Remediation project: Turning a polluted area to a toxin-free environment
In Kristianstad, Sweden, the area of a former dry-cleaning site was once one of the most polluted areas in the south of Sweden. As a part of the Swedish objective of reaching a Toxin-free Environment, toxins have now been reduced by 99,9 % in the area.
Extended Producer Responsibility in Sweden: Towards better waste management
Extended Producer responsibility (EPR) is a governmental policy and a Swedish law that aims to better waste management and collection. The Swedish system shifts the waste management cost or physical collection fully from local governments to producers. The policy applies to different goods such as packaging, newsprint, electronic products, batteries, tires, end-of-life vehicles, pharmaceutical waste, stray radioactive products and radioactive sources.
Reco lab: Sustainable management of domestic wastewater and food waste
The new residential area Oceanhamnen (The Ocean Harbour) in Helsingborg, is connected to three separate wastewater pipes; one vacuum pipe for toilets, one for food waste and a third pipe for the remaining greywater (showers, dishwashing and sinks). The separation of wastewater at the source enables recovery of resources from wastewater at Sweden’s first recovery plant; Reco lab.
Älvstaden, Frihamnen – a new district in the heart of Gothenburg
Älvstaden is the Nordic region’s largest urban development project. Central Gothenburg will grow to double size and the sustainability ambitions of the project are high. By strengthening the core, meeting the water and the whole city, an inclusive, green and dynamic inner-city is created. Within the City of Gothenburg, work is underway to reduce the differences in living conditions for the inhabitants. According to the governance document for social sustainability, Program for an Equal City 2018-2026, the city’s physical environments should create the conditions for socio-economic integration, security and cohesion.
Linero – Urban Renovation for a sustainable future
Linero is a successful experience in smart city and energy efficiency retrofitting. The project in Linero focuses on upgrading approximately 800 apartments built in the 1970s in the Linero area, in order to create more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly housing.
Eco-city Augustenborg: Creating an attractive and resilient district
The district Augustenborg has been rebuilt during the last 20 years to manage problems with flooding and socioeconomic challenges. By planning and rebuilding through solutions based on ecosystem services, the area is now an attractive district that managed well during the flooding 2014 in Malmö.
Swedish National Geodata Strategy
The Swedish National Geodata Strategy is based on five societal challenges for the Swedish society where geodata is expected to contribute to solutions:
innovation and business growth, digitization of public administration, streamlining of the urban planning process, climate adaptation and environmental threats, and defense and civil contingencies.