Sustainable urban development is based on a holistic approach and long-term perspective in planning and implementation. Sustainability targets are monitored throughout the development process - starting from a signed land allocation. Results are reported annually on this site.
Reporting by target area
For each strategic area, you can read more about how requirements for green space factors, energy, waste, transportation, materials, and indoor environment are met.
1. Vibrant city
A Vibrant City centres around people. It is open, inclusive, works for people in different stages of life, and offers a variety of types of housing. Public spaces are the centre of urban life and there is space for spontaneous and unexpected meetings between people from different backgrounds and identities.
2. Accessibility and proximity
In Stockholm Royal Seaport, a dense and accessible urban environment is being created with close access to amenities and parks. This contributes to increased equality because there are structural differences between women’s and men’s daily lives and travel patterns. This also contributes to increased opportunities for good mobility irrespective of age, disability, or other individual circumstances.
3. Resource efficiency and reduced climate Impact
Stockholm Royal Seaport will be a fossil-free district with low resource use. Circular solutions for energy, water, and materials reduce environmental impact. Land is used efficiently, and the built environment is designed to last over time, with high quality, non-hazardous materials, and responsible chemical use. Ground remediation reduces environmental impact on surrounding water environments and creates more favorable conditions for ecosystem services.
4. Let nature do the work
Water and vegetation in Stockholm Royal Seaport 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. This offers opportunities in terms of recreation and attractiveness values that contribute to improved health and wellbeing.
5. Consultation and learning
An inclusive process is based on opportunities for participation and learning during all phases of city development. It is crucial that stakeholders can participate in different ways. By using a variety of methods to drive engagement and influence, greater numbers of people, irrespective of gender, age, and background, can be included in the process.
A table overview of the five goals.
Sustainable Urban Development Programme
Urban development principles and sustainability targets (pdf)