21CD twenty-first century development

Stockholm Royal Seaport

Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

The Royal Seaport is an urban re-development and sustainable district that aspires to showcase state of the art environmental technologies. The goal of the development is to support Swedish environmental technology and contribute to the development of new technologies. Within the project, by 2020 CO2 emissions will be less than 1.5 tons per person. The development is designed to adapt to climate change, and be fossil fuel-free by 2030.

Size:

586 acres, 10,000 new homes, 30,000 new jobs, prepare for increasing precipitation.

Dates:

2009-2030

Project Team:

City of Stockholm

Fortum Energy Company

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: 63 plots for urban gardening.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Green space index tool for developers. Green roofs, green facades. Beekeeping, soil remediation. Large parks to the north and south connected by pathways.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Mobility index tool for developers. Biogas buss, subway, boat bus, tram, bicycle infrastructure. 2.5 bike spaces per apartment. Electric vehicle infrastructure. Planned carpool vehicles. 2.5-mile nature trail.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Stormwater system organized under streets. Green Space Index for stormwater planning.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Fossil fuel-free by 2030. Reduce CO2 emissions below 1.5 tons or 25% per inhabitant. Estimated energy demand 55 KWh/m2.

Strategies: Adapt to future climate models. Monitoring target achievement. Developers that worked on Hammarby Sjostad share knowledge. Plus Energy competition. Smart grid to balance energy and heating needs. Planned combined heat and power biofuel plant to produce 10% of electricity, 25% of heating needs. Heat recovery ventilation. Solar PV. Waste management system reduces energy use by about 30%.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Extensive use of LCA analysis with the development of a calculation tool. Working with industry professionals to develop innovative solutions. Life cycle costing for innovative strategies. Materials suppliers must declare toxicity of products. Collaboration between service providers resulting in efficient and organized development.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Diversity of apartment options: tenant-owned, rentals, student housing. Green Building tool Gold rating for indoor air quality must be achieved. Education on the designated sustainable district and enabling sustainable choices. 1% of investments committed to art, community involvement, outdoor public space.

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Sources: C40 Cities Overview  |  EcoDistricts Neighborhood Case Study  |  Stockholm Royal Seaport Overview

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.