Malmö

There are several flagship examples of nature-based solutions in Malmö. Firstly, “Bo01 in the Western Harbour”, which is a brownfield sustainable urban development initiated in 2000 as a housing exhibition with the theme “City of Tomorrow in the ecologically sustainable information and welfare society”, involving green- roofs and walls, open storm water management and Biotope Area Factor. Secondly, “Ekostaden Augustenborg”, one of Sweden’s largest urban sustainability projects, consisted of an extensive urban renovation program which transformed an area suffering from unemployment, energy inefficiency and regular seasonal flooding due to an inadequate drainage system also causing health problems into an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable city district. The flooding problems were solved with green roof vegetation and an integrated open storm water management system.

Country: 
Sweden
Total population (2011): 
306502
Size: 
City
Urban Audit code 2011: 
SE003C1
Share of green urban areas and forests (2012): 
8.10% of land area
Population without green urban areas in their neighbourhood (% of total population): 
1.40% of total population
Unemployment; Mean/Average 2008-2015&Proxies (PL,RO, SI, CY): 
13.40