How we work

Cooperation model

One of the prerequisites for our work is broad political support, and the aspiration that Stockholm should continue to be a leader in sustainable urban development. The targets are transformed into binding requirements. The requirements affect the design of buildings and the urban district, and are followed up to ensure that the high ambitions are put into practice. In order to translate the requirements into action, training and other activities are arranged to enable dialogue and new knowledge. This is carried out in close cooperation with the relevant parties. Trend analysis brings new perspectives. Continued evaluation and analysis of the process contributes to continuous improvements and provides support for applied research and development projects. The results are communicated to share best practice. See the model on the right.

Vision and targets

In 2009, the Stockholm City Council resolved that Stockholm Royal Seaport would be an urban district with a sustainability profile based on four overall targets. The climate target is that the urban district will be fossil-fuel free by 2030, and adapted to future climate change. The ecological sustainability target is focused on resource management and a green structure that supports ecosystems. The social sustainability target describes the vibrant city that serves its people and enables sustainable choices. Stockholm Royal Seaport should also be a catalyst for innovation and new environmental technologies that contribute to economic sustainability targets.

Our values

A values project was conducted in 2016, primarily in relation to working atmosphere and approach. The slogan is We will grow together through commitment and responsibility.


The City of Stockholm is a politically governed organisation and one of the largest employers in Sweden. The City Council sets targets for the City's operations, and its members are elected by voters in general elections. Important governing documents for Stockholm Royal Seaport's sustainability efforts are resolved by the City Council.

The City Development Administration is the administration that manages the Stockholm Royal Seaport project, and tasked with planning and building on the City's land. This development is financed through sales of land or site leasehold fees. The work and decision-making process for the sustainability profile proceeds from the City Development Administration, but encompasses multiple administrations and companies. The Steering Committee consists of managers from the relevant administrations and companies. The focus groups consist of experts in urban planning, traffic, energy, green infrastructure, storm water, chemicals, water and waste and so forth.