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malmö SUSTAINABLE CITY Easy to do the right thing in Fullriggaren Brost-Forssell family are living the good, climate-smart life in the Fullriggaren district in the Western Harbour - and loving it. pages Engagement boosts Rosengård pages Hyllie world-class sustainability page 6 A GOOD CYCLING CITY GETS EVEN BETTER New ambitious targets for traffic in Malmö pages Sustainable City is a magazine about sustainable development in Malmö. The content is the responsibility of five administrative functions: The Streets and Parks Department The City Planning Office The Environment Department The Real Estate Office The Department of Internal Services For enquiries about the content, please contact: Göran Rosberg, City Planning Office Monika Månsson, Environment Department malmö World-class urban Project manager: Thomas Lahti +46(0) Editor: Sven-E Lindberg Texts: Christina Gaki, Sven-E Lindberg Advertisements: Torgeir Dahl, David Lornér Graphical layout: Anna Hammarbäck, MXM Com Cover photo: Gugge Zelander Repro: JMS Printed by: Elanders 2 -makes you visible vxl +46(0) Stålg Uppsala WELCOME to Malmö, the city that has attracted considerable international attention and become a role model when it comes to innovation and sustainable urban development. With a strong logistical location, a well-developed infrastructure, a rapidly expanding population and a unique focus on environment- and climate-smart urban development, Malmö today is one of Scandinavia s most exciting, attractive cities. Malmö, situated at the heart of the dynamic Öresund region with its 3.7 million inhabitants, has been transformed in only two decades from being a crisis-hit industrial city with high levels of outward migration into a rapidly expanding, dynamic city of knowledge with a rich diversity of residents and companies. THE TRANSFORMation can be seen in the city s profile. With Santiago Calavatra s unique high-rise building Turning Torso catching the eye and the environment- and climate-smart Western Harbour district attracting visitors from all over the world, Malmö stands out on the map of Europe as a pioneer in the fields of architecture and urban development. Work is now continuing to make a good city even better. In 2013, a new draft master plan for Malmö was presented, a vision of an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable city with close links to the development of neighbouring cities such as Copenhagen and Lund. According to this plan, Malmö will expand by 100,000 new residents and 50,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. The basic principle is that the city will grow, not by expanding out- Photo: Leif Johansson / Bildarkivet.se development wards, but through the densification of existing urban environments with new routes and new meeting places. RIGHT NOW there are a large number of exciting urban development projects under way in Malmö. Projects that will redraw the Malmö skyline and produce new, creative meeting places. The most eye-catching include Culture Casbah in Rosengård, a unique high-rise building project that was awarded the prize as the Best Futura Project at the MIPIM real estate trade fair in Cannes in 2013, the optimised environmentand climate-smart Greenhouse in Ekostaden Augustenborg, and Malmö Live, a world-class conference and concert venue. Furthermore, one of Europe s most climatesmart city districts is being built in Hyllie in south Malmö in the spotlight for the whole of Europe thanks to the Eurovision Song Contest being held at Malmö Arena. In this magazine we talk about Malmö s amazing voyage of development and about work to create a Malmö 2.0, an optimally ecological, economically and socially sustainable city. We hope that it provides you with some pleasant and useful reading! About Malmö: Inhabitants: Around 307,000 inhabitants. Malmö is a young, international city, with half of its inhabitants below the age of 35; Malmö has residents with roots in around 170 different countries. Population growth: Malmö is growing constantly, for the 28th successive year. In 20 years it is estimated that Malmö will have 100,000 new inhabitants. Trade and industry: Malmö has a rich, flourishing local economy with strong growth and tremendous faith in the future. Profile areas are cleantech, new media, life science, logistics, tourism and commerce. There are plans for 50,000 new jobs in the next 20 years in Malmö. Economy: According to the global credit rating agency Standard & Poor s, Malmö has strong economic growth with the highest possible credit rating AAA, and rapid growth in the local economy under good leadership. Education: Malmö University has around 20,000 students. Malmö also has the Malmö Art Academy, the Malmö Academy of Music, the Malmö Theatre Academy and the World Maritime University The region: Malmö is a part of the Öresund region with its 3.7 million inhabitants. This is the largest labour market region in the Nordic region, accounting for 26 per cent of GDP of Sweden and Denmark. One quarter of the population of these two countries live here. Geographical location: Malmö has a strong logistical location with one of the most important ports in Scandinavia (Copenhagen Malmö Port), a fixed link to Denmark via the Öresund Bridge, and with good road, rail and air connections via Malmö Airport and Copenhagen s Kastrup Airport Famous for: Turning Torso, the Öresund Bridge, Malmö Arena, the City Tunnel, the sustainable district of Western Harbour, the new, climate-smart district of Hyllie and as the home of one of the best footballers in the world, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In 2013 Malmö was also hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. 3 Malmö the sustainable city An amazing journey that s only just begun... In the space of only two decades Malmö, Sweden s third biggest city, has been transformed from an industrial city in serious crisis to a rapidly expanding city of creativity and knowledge. Ilmar Reepalu, who did stand down as Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board on 1 July 2013, has been involved in setting out the path for the new Malmö. I m proud of what we ve achieved and full of expectations ahead of what will be happening over the next 20 years, says Ilmar Reepalu. Malmö s by no means short of challenges, but there s a strong desire to develop and change that gives cause for optimism. Malmö is currently put forward as a role model when it comes to sustainable urban development. Delegations come here from all over the world to study environmentand climate-smart solutions in the areas of construction, living and transport. In the new master plan for Malmö, in which the long-term direction of the city s development is confirmed, the level of ambition is being raised even further. According to the vision set out in the plan, by 2020 Malmö shall be a world leader in the field of sustainable urban development and the city will continue to expand - albeit inwards rather than outwards. Densification and integration If we re to develop the city in a sustainable way, we can t keep on using valuable agricultural land, but must densify rather than expand outwards, believes Ilmar Reepalu. We need to better integrate the city, to make sure that we fill the city we have with even better content and to link this densification with social ambitions to create healthy, sustainable development. We must densify inwards rather than expand outwards. According to Ilmar Reepalu, one of the major challenges facing Malmö is to dismantle the segregation that has developed in the city over years. Distances in Malmö might be relatively small, but there is still strong segregation with rigid borders between different parts of the city. It will take time to dissolve these borders, you can t tear down a structure that s been created over such a long time overnight. But by integrating the city more, creating new meeting places and generating mobility between different parts of the city, surrounding municipalities and neighbouring cities such as Lund and Copenhagen, we can create a more cohesive, integrated city. A focus on sustainability The keyword in the new master plan for Malmö is sustainability. A term that is easy to bandy about, but more difficult to fill with action and results. It is here where Malmö wants to show the way by means of high ambitions and clear objectives. We must of course build in an ecologically sustainable way, but also include economic and social sustainability in all planning of the city in a clearer way than before. We must quite simply become better at organising Malmö so that the city achieves greater cohesion, thus creating more places where people with common interests but different backgrounds can meet. Ilmar Reepalu mentions the Western Harbour as one good example of how you can create life, movement and meetings in an urban space during every waking hour of the day. In the daytime, students from Malmö University gather alongside all the people who work in the Western Harbour there are far more people working here now than ever did in the history of the shipyard. In the evenings, especially during the summer months, the Western Harbour becomes an amazing meeting place for both those who Showing the way for welfare How will Malmö achieve its vision of a more sustainable future? The Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö has now reported its proposals and it has already generated tremendous interest both within and beyond Malmö. Two years ago, politicians in Malmö appointed a commission to develop proposals describing how Malmö will become a sustainable city in all respects. The final report, which was recently issued and, among other things, was presented in the Riksdag by Malmö s Director of Environment Katarina Pelin, contains a number of concrete proposals and ideas about what Malmö can do to reduce differences in health and become an 4 ecologically, economically and socially sustainable city. In total, the report contains 24 objectives and 72 measures within six different areas: children and young people s daily conditions, the housing environment and urban planning, education, income and work, healthcare and processes for socially sustainable development. Scientifically underpinned An investigation reveals that there are currently major differences in living conditions, depending on where we are born, grow up, work and grow old. Life expectancy, for example, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh differs by four years for women and six years for men depending on their level of education, and there are also clear differences depending on where in Malmö you live. The report, which was produced under the live there and everyone who comes here to bathe, meet up or simply enjoy being close to the sea. This creates exciting encounters and a vibrant urban environment. Reducing the divide During his years as an influential politician in Malmö, Ilmar Reepalu, with his background as an architect, has helped Malmö to grow alongside the Öresund, partly through the expansion of the Western Harbour, but also through the urban development by the sea next to the Öresund Bridge. We re now taking the next step and linking the whole of the Western Harbour with the city centre. In the past there was a big, black hole here in the urban landscape, but with the Malmö Live concert and conference venue, an amazing meeting place has been created with excellent content in the perfect location in the city, right next to Malmö Central Station and Malmö University, and with the Western Harbour on one side and the city centre on the other. Major potential At present Malmö has net inward migration of between 4,000 and 7,000 people every year. Most of those coming to Malmö are young people attracted by the diversity and dynamism of the city and the region. If we re to continue to attract young people, we must continue to work to develop the city and fill it with exciting content, and benefit from the small distances and the proximity to, for example, Copenhagen and the continent, believes Ilmar Reepalu. We can do this by bringing Malmö and Copenhagen even closer together via an Öresund Metro system. If we do nothing at all, there s a risk that important regional traffic will be pushed aside by high-speed trains and goods traffic on the Öresund Bridge, and that would be disastrous for growth in Malmö. The vision is that Malmö will continue to grow, but that it will be achieved by the city s densification and by the creation of new meeting places where people with the same interests but different backgrounds can meet, says Ilmar Reepalu, who will be standing down as Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board on 1 July after almost 20 years, a period in which Malmö has been transformed from an industrial city to a city of knowledge. supervision of Sven-Olof Isacsson, Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine, presents scientifically underpinned proposals for what Malmö can do to reduce differences in health and become a sustainable city in all respects. The main recommendations of the report are: Establish an investment policy to even out differences in living conditions Make social systems more equal Change the municipal processes and democratise governance Important investment The most important investment a society can make is to give everyone a good start in life, safe conditions in which to grow up and the conditions to do well at school, explained Sven-Olof when the report was presented. When we see so clearly the unfairness and know how we can rectify it, the only ethical option is to actually do it. And ultimately it s about viewing initiatives for people s welfare as investments, not costs. The report will now form the starting point for continued work to develop Malmö. It s my hope that the Commission s final report will serve as a milestone in work on a new vision for Malmö, says Katrin Stjernfeldt- Jammeh, Municipal Commissioner for Schools, Safety and Welfare in Malmö, and as from 1 July 2013 Chair of the Municipal Executive Board. There s a real desire among Malmö residents, local associations and trade and industry to be involved in building an even stronger Malmö. We must make sure that all residents have the opportunity to join the labour market and we must become better at making use of the competence, experience and creativity of Malmö residents. Some of the proposals in the Malmö Commission s report are already being implemented, and the City of Malmö will be making a number of decisions relating to the Commission during the year. Many of the proposals also require that we collaborate with the region and the government in order to achieve change, and we ll be working on several fronts to create a Malmö and a society that engages all residents in a smart way. 5 Hyllie The climate smart neighborhood Unique contract for world-class sustainability By 2020, Malmö will be best in the world at sustainable urban development. And it s the new district of Hyllie in the south of Malmö that will show the way for building the sustainable city. With the initiative in Hyllie, we re not only creating a truly climate-smart district of the city, we re also bringing together the whole of South Malmö in an amazingly exciting way, says Mikael Wallberg, landscape architect and project manager at the City Planning Office for the planning of Hyllie. In only a few years, a totally new district has started to take shape on open fields in South Malmö, not far from the Öresund Bridge and with a direct connection to central Malmö via Hyllie station. This is now where you ll find Malmö Arena, the Emporia shopping centre, Point Hyllie with offices and a hotel, the Malmömässan exhibition centre and, of course, the landmark that is the characteristic water tower. In the next few years 8,000-9,000 homes and the same number of jobs will be created in Hyllie. All just a few minutes; away by train from Malmö Central Station or from Kastrup and Copenhagen Central Station. But at the same time, Hyllie is a district where most things are within walking or cycling distance, from experiences and entertainment to shopping and open-air activities. The location has been extremely well utilised, so that it s easy to move around within the district, and also to and from nearby areas such as Holma, Kroksbäck and Lindängen, says Mikael Wallberg. Hyllie leads the way The objective for the expansive area of Hyllie is to become the climate-smartest area in the Öresund region. You might describe Hyllie as a Western Harbour 2.0, where great emphasis is placed on creating ecologically, economically and socially sustainable solutions. The great thing about Malmö is the constant desire to be even better, believes Mikael Wallberg. There s both courage and vision here, not only among politicians and officials, but also in trade and industry. This 6 creates uniquely good conditions to create a living, attractive, sustainable city that is developing in line with its residents and companies. Even now, delegations come from all over the world to study how Malmö has been transformed from a tired old industrial city into one of Europe s most vital, attractive cities of knowledge. And it s the diversity and the awareness of the environment and climate in particular that make a strong impression on visitors. With the expansion of Hyllie, we re taking a few more major steps forwards to create a more cohesive system for minimising the impact on the environment and climate, while at the same time we re building attractive environments and meeting places where people are happy and can meet, says Mikael Wallberg. Unique climate contract One important precondition for the expansion of Hyllie is the unique climate contract that the City of Malmö has signed together with the energy company E.ON and VA SYD. The climate contract for Hyllie is based on the environmental programme that was adopted by the City of Malmö in 2009, and the vision is that by the year 2020 Hyllie will be supplied 100 per cent by renewable or recycled energy, and that a large proportion of the energy used is produced locally, explains Mikael Wallberg. Energy systems of the future The major difference compared with Western Harbour, for example, is that in Hyllie they will be developing smart networks for the control and storage of energy and to create an adaptation between the availability and consumption of energy. At present there s usually one supplier and lots of consumers, and energy-smart building is mainly about sealing, insulating and saving, says Mikael Wallberg. In Hyllie everything s being taken to a totally new level, as consumers will also be producers of local solar and wind energy, which they can decide how they want to use for themselves. This creates an energy system with totally new rules of play and opportunities, and that is far more robust than current systems. Bringing the city together The expansion of Hyllie not only means the creation of an exciting, new district, it also paves the way for a keenly anticipated opportunity to link up investment programme areas such as Holma, Kroksbäck and Lindeborg. The location of the new swimming pool in Kroksbäck will give a boost to the whole of South Malmö, with a long avenue going from Hyllie all the way to the bathing facility, says Mikael Wallberg. By connecting Hyllie with Kroksbäck, Holma and Lindeborg, a cohesive area is created the size of Landskrona, with totally new opportunities for residents and visitors to move around. This in itself is a boost that we ll surely be just as proud of in 20 years time as we are of the actual centre of Hyllie. About the climate contract: In the Climate Contract for Hyllie, the City of Malmö, E.ON and VA SYD have formulated a vision to create the Öresund region s climate-smartest district and a global role model for sustainable urban development. Sustainable solutions are to be developed with the aid of smart tech
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