In 2009, Stockholm City Council commissioned the task of developing Stockholm Royal Seaport with a sustainability profile with the following objectives:
- Adapt Stockholm Royal Seaport to future climate changes.
- Take a comprehensive approach to Stockholm Royal Seaport's sustainability work. If the municipality could take a broad and holistic approach in the early investigation and planning phase, there would be considerable opportunities to test new innovations and development processes incorporating continuous evaluation, monitoring, and improvements.
- Make Stockholm Royal Seaport fossil fuel-free by 2030.
- Reduce CO2 emissions to below 1.5 tonnes/person (CO2 equivalents) by 2020.
- Develop a sustainable urban district.
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the investigations was to define actions and measures related to the sustainability goals.
Results and experiences
The City of Stockholm's Development Administration applied for funds from the Delegation for Sustainable Cities for a number of pre-studies and investigations related to sustainability initiatives in Stockholm Royal Seaport. These studies included green structure and ecosystem services, transport, urban metabolism and flow, information technology, energy, and follow-up methodology. The results of the studies formed the baseline for setting requirements and monitoring the goals stipulated in the sustainability programme.