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How can Hammarby Sjöstad become more sustainable?: Master Students’ assessments using the CityLab tool
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Sustainability Assessment and Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2949-422X
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7140-9602
2020 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report summarizes master students’ assessment of the district HammarbySjöstad in Stockholm. The aim of the students’ work was to assess thesustainability of three sub-districts of Hammarby Sjöstad through the CityLabcertificationtool. Additionally, the students should find other relevantsustainability issues, which are not included in the certification. Finally, the roleof ElectriCITY, a citizen initiative in the district is discussed, since another aimof this report was to use the CityLab tool to connect their activities to the UNSustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Hammarby Sjöstad – although being presented as a sustainable example – stillshows much room for improvement, according to the students’ assessment. Interms of service availability, safety, public spaces and storm water treatment,the district already performs quite well. Improvements could be made to reachthe targets set by CityLab for energy use in buildings, residual waste andsustainable travel and other. Other issues found by the students were relatedto private consumption, connection of residents with nature, water use andmany others. In order to be able to improve these issues in Hammarby Sjöstad,the students suggest measures in the form of activity plans, which containpossible ideas and solutions for each of the issues, as well as suggestions, whocan implement them. The feasibility of these solutions in a newly built districtas well as the role of ElectriCITY in implementing them and to what extent theCityLab-certification actually measures/adresses the sustainability of a districtare discussed.Some of the solutions are seen as unfeasible, since they are too expensive ordifficult to argue for, since they require a major physical change, like changingthe insulation of the buildings. Other ideas related to education, betteranalyses of the relevant indicators and community initiatives might be easier toimplement. The students see ElectriCITY in the role of the coordinator, initiatorand mediator of possible projects. Through connecting the ElectriCITY activitiesas well as their aims and visions to the CityLab targets, the connection of theinitiative to the SDGs is drawn. The closest relation can be found to the goalsthat deal with energy use and climate impacts, as well as sustainable cities andconsumption. Another possible focus that is discussed is partnerships on thegoals, since the initiative already focuses on partnerships and connectionswithin a smaller range.

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Stockholm, 2020.
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TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 2018
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Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-279941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-279941DiVA, id: diva2:1462862
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Performance indicators for sustainable neighbourhoods
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 942-2015-140
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Available from: 2020-08-31 Created: 2020-08-31 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved

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