The ambitious sustainability goals of Stockholm Royal Seaport require co-operation and shared learning that results in innovative solutions and tools, as well as new business models. There are about 10 research and development projects currently ongoing.
The landscape architect Mattias Gustafsson at Urbio Landscape shows the Stora Sjöfallet block and talks about the strategic work with water and greenery in the area. (Only in Swedish).
The festival aims to engage citizens in architecture and the development of the city. Stockholm Royal Seaport participated for the fourth year in a row and 10 guided tours were conducted outdoors in small groups with the theme of architecture and public art. Just over 100 people participated. In conjunction with Open House Stockholm, a digital display of the Stora Sjöfallet block was also published, in which the responsible landscape architect spoke about the area. The film was widely shared on Facebook and via the City Development Administration’s LinkedIn feed. More than 4,000 people have seen the entire film to date.
The food circularity innovation project, MACRO, Connected SRS, the Construction Consolidation Centre, and the Mass Consolidation Centre continue to attract considerable interest.
As part of Connected SRS, four pilot projects were started in 2020 to collect IoT data. The first of these projects is conducted in collaboration with Smarter Greener Cities, with the intention to monitor the ecosystem’s function in real time. The second pilot project aims to collect data on travel habits. The third pilot project examines opportunities to compile data on resource use in properties. The fourth examines the use of playgrounds, parks, and squares. This project is conducted with help from students at the Stockholm Institute of Technology.
Stockholm Royal Seaport participates in an EU project on energy-positive city districts “Cities for Positive Energy Districts (Cities4PEDs)”. The purpose of the project is to investigate preconditions for creating a positive energy area in Loudden. The project is conducted in collaboration with Vienna and Brussels and is financed through the Viable Cities/Swedish Energy Agency.
Since the autumn of 2020, Stockholm Royal Seaport has participated in the “Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development” programme. The purpose of the network is to facilitate the exchange of experiences between different European cities regarding climate targeting for energy-positive districts.
Within the framework of the Smart City Barcelona conference, two digital roundtable discussions were organised on the challenges facing Stockholm Royal Seaport. In one conversation, the definition of plus energy districts was discussed, and in the other, challenges with data collection and sharing. Both events were well attended, mainly by representatives from cities and companies, and interesting contacts were made.
The review of wood for site-built outdoor structures based on strength requirements was supplemented with an analysis of ethical and environmental risks. Several of the City of Stockholm’s administrations and companies participated in the work.
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Stockholm Royal Seaport hosts a large number of study visits to share experiences and sustainable urban development solutions. In a typical year, Stockholm Royal Seaport welcomes between 8,000 and 9,000 study visitors from more than 60 countries. In 2020, the situation was different due to the pandemic. More visits were made digitally and visits that were made in person were primarily conducted outdoors and in smaller groups.
In 2020, 2,000 people from 15 countries visited the project. Since 2012, around 41,900 visitors from more than 120 countries have made study trips to the area. Many visitors have shown particular interest in stormwater and waste management, climate adaptation, circular economy, and how Agenda 2030 can be implemented at the local level.
Together with a number of municipalities, Stockholm Royal Seaport is part of the Swedish government’s co-ordination network for increased and sustainable housing construction. The purpose of the initiative is to participate in an arena for dialogue and exchange of experience between different municipalities to learn from each other and promote innovation. In 2021, work will be taken over by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.
During the autumn of 2020, Stockholm Royal Seaport participated in the Scientific Council, which is led by the City Executive Office and KTH Royal Technology Institute, where various societal development issues are discussed with the aim of identifying how research can contribute to addressing challenges. Transport issues were particularly in focus in 2020.