Follow Stockholm Royal Seaport’s sustainability journey

This is where we publish progress updates on our sustainability initiatives in the run-up to 2030, how well requirements are being met, and explain our various innovation projects in more detail. Using the interactive map below, you can check key performance indicators for developers and public open space. Figures are currently provided for up to and including 2019.

Stockholm Royal Seaport is being developed according to a well-defined sustainability profile, with work based on the Sustainable Urban Development Programme. By 2030, at least 12,000 new homes and 35,000 new work spaces will have been created. An overview of the various stages of the project is included in the interactive map below. Planning of new sites is currently underway with around 30 developers. Several major contracts for land remediation, the construction of piers, roads, and parks are also ongoing. This urban development project is managed by the City of Stockholm.

Sustainable Urban Development Programme (pdf, 3 MB, new window)

This interactive map provides an overview of the urban development area and shows how sustainability requirements are being met.

10 years of progress

Stockholm Royal Seaport is taking bold climate action, stretching boundaries wherever it’s possible, leading Stockholm – and the world –  towards a healthier and more sustainable future. This work has been going on for over a decade and here are some highlights.

Green space, nature-based solutions and resilience

Water and vegetation play a key role in the social, economic, and ecological development of the area. Through intelligent design, blue and green structures can fulfil multiple functions, contribute to synergy effects, and provide ecosystem services.

More about green space and nature-based solutions >

Key figures

236

hectares of land, 28% of which has been remediated.

3066

housing already inhabited, 53% are rentals.

5790

residential apartments have been land allocated to 48 different developers.

11

preschools, one primary school and one sports center have been built.

Close to home and thriving streets

Public spaces are at the heart of urban life. A dense, green, and interconnected city facilitates walking and cycling and contributes to reduced climate impact and increased wellbeing.

More about close proximity and thriving streets >

View the 5-minute city in the interactive map >

Circular resources, energy and buildings

At Stockholm Royal Seaport, energy calculations are submitted for all phases of building projects. Ensuring buildings have good building envelopes drives down energy consumption.

More about circular resources, energy and buildings >

Sustainable Cities

Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist for Stockholm City Development Administration, works with achieving sustainability goals for Stockholm Royal Seaport.

Listen to the podcast Sustainable Cities where she discusses how the City of Stockholm is integrating sustainability and ESG into its urban planning and infrastructure strategy.

Christina Salmhofer

Sustainable Cities

Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist for Stockholm City Development Administration, works with achieving sustainability goals for Stockholm Royal Seaport.

Listen to the podcast Sustainable Cities where she discusses how the City of Stockholm is integrating sustainability and ESG into its urban planning and infrastructure strategy.

Christina Salmhofer

Winner of the Swedish Landscape Architecture Prize

The area received the 2019 Swedish Landscape Architecture Prize, partly in thanks to the project creating space for vegetation which provides both a sensory experience, and also a buffer against climate change. According to the jury, the space between Jaktgatan and Lövängsgatan is a great example of how dense, green cities can look in practice.

Prize for best sustainable urban development

In competition with other urban development projects around the world, Stockholm and Stockholm Royal Seaport received an award for best sustainable urban development project in the category Sustainable Communities. The award was presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network connecting more than 80 of the world’s megacities. The award is proof that Stockholm is an international leader in sustainable urban development.

Winner of the Swedish Landscape Architecture Prize

The area received the 2019 Swedish Landscape Architecture Prize, partly in thanks to the project creating space for vegetation which provides both a sensory experience, and also a buffer against climate change. According to the jury, the space between Jaktgatan and Lövängsgatan is a great example of how dense, green cities can look in practice.

Prize for best sustainable urban development

In competition with other urban development projects around the world, Stockholm and Stockholm Royal Seaport received an award for best sustainable urban development project in the category Sustainable Communities. The award was presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network connecting more than 80 of the world’s megacities. The award is proof that Stockholm is an international leader in sustainable urban development.