For a long time, Stockholm has been working with ambitious urban planning objectives. Since the early 1900s, the City has worked purposefully towards set targets and built up a well-developed infrastructure for transport, energy, water and sanitation.

Sweden’s ambition to put the environment on the agenda started early and contributed to Sweden and Stockholm taking a leading role from as early as the 1970s, for example, by hosting the first UN conference on the human environment in 1972. In 1974, the term “sustainable development” was introduced into Sweden’s constitution. Stockholm adopted its first Environmental Programme in 1976, which over time has also come to include overarching urban planning issues such as energy supply, transport and the provision of green spaces.

The naming of Hammarby Sjöstad as the City’s first environmentally profiled area has strengthened Stockholm’s position as one of the world’s most sustainable cities, and contributed strongly to Stockholm being named the first European Green Capital in 2010. Now Stockholm Royal Seaport is being built to meet the City’s growing needs – from housing, workplaces, services and public transport to preschools, green spaces, culture and sports.

Read more about how Stockholm Royal Seaport is leading the way to a sustainable future.