The City of Stockholm has been named a finalist to win a World Smart City Award in the city category during the upcoming Smart City Expo World Congress. The award is given to cities that have developed global strategies combining projects, initiatives and policy implementations for their citizens.
In the selection of Stockholm as a finalist, the City’s leadership of the GrowSmarter Project was named as a deciding factor. Gustaf Landahl, Project Coordinator for GrowSmarter and Head of Department for Planning and Environment in the Environment and Health Administration at the City of Stockholm, is proud about the recognition from the world’s leading Smart City event:
“For Stockholm, GrowSmarter is about making a positive change for citizens and contribute to lower CO2 emissions. The project is almost completed and we have proven how smart city solutions can help lower emissions by more than 60% and make urban neighbourhoods more attractive to live in at the same time. It’s great that people are noticing,” Gustaf Landahl says.
During the Smart City Expo World Congress guests can learn more about GrowSmarter at the European Smart Cities and Communities Stand, the Nordic Pavilion, at different stands with partners of the Lighthouse City of Barcelona.
There is also a chance to participate in a pre-event on November 18 hosted by Naturgy and the City of Barcelona, where GrowSmarter launches their final conclusions on the creation of Low Energy Districts.
The winners of The Smart City Awards will be announced on November 20 at an awards ceremony at the Smart City Expo World Congress.
Watch the video below to learn what made Stockholm a finalist.