6. Lessons learned

The most important lessons of HammarbySjöstad are:

  1. Sustainable urban development requires a holistic approach and the 12 Green Guidelines offer the ingredients for this approach.
  2. Prioritize densifying areas that are adjacent to the city, even if these are brownfields.
  3. Various departments from the government, private sector, and academia must all be deeply involved in the planning process.
  4. A variety of channels (design and financial) must be used to change behaviors and mindsets:
  5. Life-cycle assessments can reveal the true value of high environmentaldesign standards.

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1. The story in brief
2. The Hammarby model
3. The development process
4. Financing a new city
5. Key achievements
7. Visiting us
8. Making business with us
9. Reading the full story