Showcase of Sustainable Communities – Hammarby Sjöstad in Sweden ( 2014/07/15 )
|After visiting two impressive sustainable communities located in Germany, here we are at the southern part of Stockholm – Hammarby, where a neighbourhood using only sustainable materials in their construction is highlighted. With an extensive waste separation programme introduced since development, block based recycling centres and environmental information centre are constructed for handling domestic and hazardous wastes respectively. Besides providing waste recycling, the information centre offers diverse training sessions and exhibitions on new sustainable technologies.
Residents started moving into this 160 hectares ‘green’ city since early-mid 90s and the development is expected to be completed by 2015, where it will house 11,000 residential apartments, along with comprehensive provision of new public transport links, leisure facilities and green public spaces. The community embraces overwhelming green strategies such as:
Photo source: Walk in Stockholm