Sustainable City Development, 2008

Seminar "Sustainable City Development in the Baltic Metropolises" (1 October 2008, Stockholm) was organized by Stockholm Business Region in cooperation with the Hammarby Sjöstad Information Center and gatehred city planners from BaltMet cities in order to learn more about the best practices from Cities of Stockholm, Malmö, Helsinki and Oslo.

Host: Stockholm Business Region
Venue: GlashusEtt, The Hammarby Sjöstad Information Center (Lugnets Allé 39, Stockholm)
Date: 1 October 2008

PROGRAM of seminar "Sustainable City Development in the Baltic Metropolises"

10:00 Welcome to Stockholm
10:15 Hammarby Sjöstad – best environmental practise in Stockholm
Mr. Erik Freudenthal, Information Officer, GlashusEtt, The Hammarby Sjöstad Information Centre
10:45 Symbio City - international promotion of sustainable technologies and systems
Mrs. Marta Berglund, Project Manager Symbio City, Swedish Trade Council

11:00 BaltMet cities present best practise examples in the sustainable city development (15 min each)
Helsinki: Eco-Viikk - sustainable project in Helsinki, Mr. Markku Siiskonen, Architect
Oslo: Developing Oslo as a sustainable city, Mr. Peter Austin, Planning Advisor, City and Oslo
Malmö: Western Harbour – sustainable urban development in Malmö, Mrs. Eva Dalman, Project Manager
Vilnius: Park of Architecture - project of Vilnius City, Mrs. Ruta Matoniene, Head of Development Projects' Division, Vilnius City

12.00 Lunch
13.00 Workshops

14.30 Visit to Envac underground waste management station in Hammarby Sjöstad
Mr. Jonas Törnblom, Marketing Director, Envac Centralsug AB

15:30 Visit to Sjöstadsverket sewage plant – treatment of waste water, biogas production
Mr. Lars Bengtsson, IVL - Swedish Environmental Research Institute

18.00 Stockholm by boat - Dinner and sigthseeing under Stockholm bridges by Olle Zetterberg, CEO Stockholm Business Region

Background information
Hammarby Sjöstad ( Hammarby Sea City) - a housing district in a former industrial area, planned for 10 000 flats, 25 000 inhabitants, where he city has successfully implemented in full industrial scale the concept of the sustainable city. Tough environmental requirements were imposed on buildings, water, waste and energy infrastructure, technical installations and traffic solutions. Innovative technology solutions were implemented in the fields of waste management, biogas production and use, energy production and management.

Stockholm Water Company, energy company Fortum and Stockholm Waste Management Administration have jointly developed a common eco-cycle model designed to ensure organic recycling throughout Hammarby Sjöstad – known as "The Hammarby Model". This model is the thread that binds together the entire environmental programme and demonstrates how the various technical supply systems are integrated.

SWECO is the Nordic region's leading knowledge sphere in the fields of engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Their 4,200 consultants and architects develop creative solutions with high knowledge content for the private and public sectors. The tangible results of their work are clean air and pure water, attractive and functional living and working environments, roads and bridges that increase traffic safety as well as shorten travel time and industries that are efficient, profitable and environmentally adapted.

Envac is a Swedish corporation with over 40 years of experience in automated waste collection. The underground waste collection system, which was invented by Envac in the 1960:ies is based on vacuum technology and is installed in residential areas, business premises, town centres, industrial kitchens, hospitals and airports in more than thirty countries. Every day the Envac system serves 400,000 homes and 32,000 hospitals beds and collects food waste from 1.000,000 flight meals world wide. The Group has 30 offices in 16 countries throughout Europe and Asia. The total turnover in 2004 was 76 M€. Envac Centralsug AB is fully owned by Stena Adactum, a company in the Stena-sphere. “To drive big trucks through the centres of our cities in order to pick up the garbage that is stored in streets, parks and backyards is no longer sustainable. We need to handle the waste in the same way as other urban infrastructure services, as an integral part of an underground network. The technology exists, works and relieves the cities of their growing waste mountains!”

Swedish Trade Council makes it easier for Swedish companies to grow internationally. With thirty-five years' experience of business development and with a constant presence in the world's most promising markets, we are a dependable partner for all Swedish companies that wish to boost their business development.

Stockholm Business Region develops and promotes Stockholm as investment, business and tourist location. The company is owned by the city of Stockholm and co-operates with trade and industry organisations as well as with municipalities, academic institutions and government agencies in the Stockholm Region.

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