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Model РSweden in the spotlight РHammarby Sj̦stad district, Stockholm

Posted in Models, Visions by fedwards on June 21st, 2007

The World Clean Energy Awards announced in Basel, Switzerland, on June 15, recognised the environmental achievements of the Hammarby Sjostad district in Stockholm. As reported recently by the Worldwatch Institute, this waterfront district in the center of Stockholm, is following a comprehensive sustainability plan as it is redeveloped from an industrial site into a residential area. Based on “down-to-earth solutions” which are integrated into residents’ everyday lives, environmental initiatives include: the recycling of household solid waste, combustible refuse processed and used as fuel for electricity and hot water, stoves run on biogas derived from the district’s wastewater and biogas also fueling public transportation. By its completion in 2016, Hammarby Sjöstad is expected to be reusing waste for fertilizer for agricultural, to be served by a fast train, and to be bicycle and pedestrian-friendly.

One key aspect of this issue is that of integration; “All of [the] issues are integrated in one program, instead of each part of the city working on different issues separately,” explains Josefin Wangel with GlashusEtt, the district’s environmental information hub.

For the full story, visit the recent Worldwatch Institute report.

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