Expanding the boundaries of sustainable urban development

Stockholm Royal Seaport (Norra Djurgårdsstaden) in Sweden represents one of Europe’s most extensive sustainable urban developments. The area, which is located close to a harbour and bordered by rich nature and mature trees, has been closed to development for more than one hundred years.

The Stockholm City Council decided that the Stockholm Royal Seaport should be an area where sustainability is at the forefront by expanding the boundaries in sustainable urban development. A total of at least 12,000 new homes and 35,000 workplaces are planned.

In close partnership with the City of Stockholm and other involved companies and parties, Sweco has worked to find solutions that will guarantee the best conditions for the inhabitants.

One priority has been to create a dense green environment with nearby access to all kinds of services for those living and working in the area. Stormwater management is also an important part of the puzzle. By having damp paths and tree pits (underground soil areas for roots), the load on the pipe network and the need for irrigation is reduced.

The proximity to footpaths and public transport are other measures that have been implemented for well-being and sustainability.

The Stockholm Royal Seaport project continues, and the century-old area is being refined and developed to last for at least another hundred years.

Decent work and economic growth
Industry, inovation and infrastructure
Climate action