Stockholm Royal Seaport awarded for best sustainable community

Published December 2015

The City of Stockholm and Royal Seaport (Norra Djurgårdsstaden) have been awarded the third annual C40 Cities Awards, for best sustainable urban development project in the category “sustainable communities”. The winners were announced during COP21, UN’s conference on climate change, by C40 Cities Climate Leadership, a network for committed cities around the world.

"Cities are leading by example, and the winners are at the forefront of that work. The C40 Cities Awards recognizes mayors who are doing the hard work of taking action on climate change and delivering results. The solutions highlighted through the awards offer models for other cities to follow," said C40 President and UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg.

The Stockholm Royal Seaport is a major urban development project, when finished in 2025, there will be a total of 10,000 homes and 30,000 workspaces here. The new district is built in the city center, adjacent to Frihamnen docks. Stockholm Royal Seaport will be the first city district in the world to feature full-scale smart grids, provided by the power and automation company ABB, in collaboration with energy company Fortum.

Stockholm Royal Seaport will be a living and integrated city district, built with the human scale in mind. The development will connect the northern and southern part of the Royal National Park and contribute to the area’s biological diversity. Other co-benefits include; cost savings due to lower resource use (energy, transport, waste) over the long term; green growth by creating green jobs in the clean tech sector; a stronger community through the creation of networks, project groups and residents association; and the proximity to and availability of green structures.