This report presents the outcomes of our peer exchange to Sweden to look at the work of World Habitat Award winner, Eco-city Augustenborg.
The World Habitat Award for innovative and sustainable housing solutions was presented to the Eco-city Augustenborg project at the United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China in 2010.
This report showcases the work of the Eco-city Augustenborg programme and also includes information about the BSHF-funded peer exchange which took place in Malmö, Sweden in 2011, as well as a presentation of the key lessons learned and links to a range of additional related reports and resources.
Aspects of the project that can be highlighted in particular include the energy-efficient renovation work carried out on 1,600 rental apartments; the development of an integrated open storm water management system to solve local flooding problems and the use of green roofs. Also important was the active engagement of residents throughout the planning processes, especially in respect of waste management, car-pooling, recycling and composting.
Further information about this award-winning project can be found here.