27 Jan '16, 7pm

#Stockholm Waterfront A Model of #Sustainable #Urban #Development

Hammarby Sjostad, a waterfront district in Stockholm, began its transformation from an industrious area to a sustainable development during the 1990s. At the time, the Scandinavian country was hoping to earn a future Olympic bid, so it started planning housing for the potential visiting athletes. The bid was ultimately unsuccessful, but the once rugged site was already well on its way to being a manicured urban development with eco–friendly amenities. Over 10,000 apartments are now built in the space, and an estimated 30,000 people will call the development home by the time the ongoing project is finished in five years. Thanks to numerous bike lanes, and ferry, bus, and tram stops, 80 percent of current residents commute without the use of cars. Despite such sustainable amenities, one group is looking to transform the district even further. Created by retired journalist Al...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/news/stockholm-waterfront...

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