9. The full report


This report was commissioned by China Development Bank Capital and produced by Sweco in cooperation with Energy Innovation in the US and researchers and practitioners in Stockholm, see below, list of authors, co-authors and contributors.

In the foreword Vice-President Zuo Kun of , China Development Bank Capital, explains the background and the purpose of the report and how the Bank over a couple of years has gathered input from over a hundred urban planners, mayors, developers, experts, and other industry players:

“We also surveyed international best practices in the context of China’s unique economic, environmental, and social conditions. With this foundation, we created the 12 Green Guidelines and the Six Smart Guidelines. We were careful not to create a long list of desirable options, but instead focused on the most critical and foundational design elements of green, smart, livable, and economically successful urban development. The design elements featured in the Green and Smart Urban Development Guidelines are already in practice in a number of cities in both developed and developing countries. A well-designed city can reduce congestion, improve air quality, reduce noise pollution, and decrease energy use. It can create enjoyable spaces for everyone, from children to the elderly, and increases options for daily life. It makes neighborhoods more attractive and livable, and creates cities with more vitality and economic prosperity.

These guidelines include two case studies, one on the Pearl District and Brewery Blocks in Portland, Oregon and the other on Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm, Sweden. These two cases show that our guidelines can achieve both economic and environmental benefits. The case studies detail the process to success, including the regulatory, financing, and technical mechanisms that were part of each urban area’s development strategy”.

Jonas Jernberg, Sweco
Sara Hedenskog, Sweco
CC Huang, Energy Innovation

Co-Authors and Contributors:

Lara Borges, Jean-Simon Patrik Waarenpäre, Sofia Klugman, Ma Jingjing, Anna Älgevik, Sweco

Martin Skillbäck, Project Director, Hammarby Sjöstad, City of Stockholm,

Martin Edfeldt, Planning Director, Hammarby Sjöstad, City of Stockholm,

Susanne Bäckström, Former Vice Planning Manager (12 years), Hammarby Sjöstad, City of Stockholm. Today regional Manager Sweco Architects,

Jonas Törnblom, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Public Affairs, Envac Group,

Allan Larsson, Former Finance Minister of Sweden, Resident Hammarby Sjöstad, Chairman of the ElectriCITY – Hammarby Sjöstad 2020 (HS2020),

Örjan Svane, Professor Emeritus of sustainable urban development KTH Strategic Environmental Analysis fms, School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Read the full report



1. The story in brief
2. The Hammarby model
3. The development process
4. Financing a new city
5. Key achievements
6. Lessons learned
7. Visiting us
8. Making business with us