Lighthouse city: Stockholm

A website about the GrowSmarter project is also available in Swedish on the Stockholm City Council site, click here


Sweden’s capital city Stockholm has been working on climate change mitigation and adaption since the 1990s. The city is a real frontrunner, with well implemented climate action plans and pioneering policies to ensure it meets its ambitious environmental targets. The carbon dioxide emissions have been cut by 25% per citizen since 1990.

Stockholm is growing rapidly and sometimes faces challenges of both keeping and developing its unique city character. A key priority is to ensure that Stockholm remains a sustainable city, while offering an attractive and inspiring living and working environment.The climate action group coordinates implementation and monitors the results of all climate actions undertaken in the city.  Their long term aim is to become completely fossil-fuel free by 2040.


Which smart solutions are we using?

The 12 smart solutions are demonstrated in Årsta, a fast-growing district in the South of Stockholm. 

How are we doing?

Mika Hakosalo is leading the implementation of the 12 solutions in Årsta, and provides regular updates from the Stockholm site.


Read the latest from the Stockholm blog

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Come visit us!

Open study visits:

Stockholm opens up several of its urban development projects' sites, including GrowSmarter.

The study visits showcase several smart city projects including GrowSmarter and serve as an introduction to the activities and smart measures undertaken under the project in Valla Torg.

Address, Valla Torg 55 - look on map.

The study visits are offered on an ongoing basis and can be booked through the City's booking system. For more information visit the City of Stockholm's page.

Stockholm welcomes home residents after smart city refurbishment

Residents living in Valla Torg, a part of GrowSmarter's testing area in Stockholm, discusses the results of the energy efficient refurbishment.

What will 'smart' look in Stockholm?

Check out what we are up to in this short and informative video!

Which are Stockholm's implemented smart solutions?

Check out some of Stockholm's smart solutions, including smart street lighting, energy refitting of residential buildings and much more!

Stockholm's GrowSmarter solutions addressed by the City Mayor Karin Wanngård

Karin Wanngård, Stockholm's Mayor, discusses Stockholm's future and long-term carbon neutral objectives and smart solutions implemented by the city through the project GrowSmarter.