The City of Malmö
Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city with a population of 300 000. The City of Malmö has during the last decade consciously reinvented itself as a sustainable multicultural city. Focus has lain on creating a green, attractive and environmentally aware city for which the city has been internationally recognized.
Sustainable housing renewal in the Augustenborg neighborhood, and the construction of a sustainable housing area in the Western Harbour, have been groundbreaking projects. The 100% locally renewable energy system in the Western Harbour has been a breaking point for the future development. The long term objective for the city is to be self-sufficient in energy from renewable energy sources. Major capital investments in the exploitation of the city´s renewable energy resources are planned and so far, have big investments been made by the city in thermal solar energy and photovoltaics. Wind energy is however predicted to play a more important role in the local future energy system.
The Environment Department is the City of Malmö’s central function for issues pertaining to the environment. The department has undertaken many successful local environmental activities both as an authority and as a coordinator of Agenda 21 work, environmental management and coordinator of different big scale development projects for a sustainable development. The department also possesses a broad knowledge of the local and global environment and has established well-functioning networks and good relations with different local stakeholders, regional, national and international authorities and organizations.
Contact persons with regard to Buildsmart:
roland.zinkernagel (at) malmo.se
kerstin.rubenson (at) malmo.se