The sustainability programme for Stockholm Royal Seaport is based on five strategies for sustainable urban development. The five strategies are Vibrant city, Accessibility and proximity, Resource efficiency and climate responsibility, Let nature do the work and Participation and consultation. These were ratified by the Stockholm City Council in 2017. The aim of the strategies is to ensure that the area is developed sustainably over time. The report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 guidelines (Core option).
Public spaces – streets, parks and city squares – are important meeting places. A variation of spaces is planned – intense and busy walkways, as well as peaceful and quiet settings. The different spaces form a network that connects both internally and with surrounding areas, favouring of security and equality.
When the urban structure is in place, physical barriers will be removed and walkways built. The area's unique qualities and planned destinations in naturally appealing locations also attract people who do not live in the area. Striving for a mix of housing, offices, retail and public services combined with well-designed public spaces create conditions for a lively atmosphere between the buildings.
Accessibility and proximity
A prerequisite for transport planning in Stockholm Royal Seaport is the implementation of a transport hierarchy. Because of proximity to services in the local area, and a clear connection between the area and a coherent urban fabric, walking or cycling become more convenient. This creates more sustainable travel patterns and the area is perceived as safer and more accessible.
Resource efficiency and climate responsibility
The built environment is robust over time which requires that buildings and facilities are designed with high quality. Materials, water and energy are resources that must be used efficiently by, for example, creating eco-cycles. Using non-hazardous materials reduces impacts on human health and the environment. The generation and use of renewable energy is encouraged to make the area fossil fuel-free.
Let nature do the work
In the planning process for Stockholm Royal Seaport, water and green structures have been designed to provide important ecosystem services, such as flood protection, temperature regulation, recreation, greater biodiversity and strengthened dispersal patterns for key species. Parks, courtyards and other spaces form a green structure that helps to create a more resilient urban district.
Participation and consultation
The sustainable city can only be created by cooperation between residents and businesses, the City's administrations and companies, property owners, academia and other stakeholders. The parties are engaged, and invited to take part in dialogue, in order to shape and manage Stockholm Royal Seaport together.
Research and development projects contribute to solving complex challenges, working across organisational boundaries, and developing sustainable and innovative solutions. The projects also contribute to sharing knowledge and best practices between the various areas. The lessons learned are thus taken forward into other projects.
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