Sustainable City Development
The 6th most bicycle friendly city in the world
When Copenhagenize awarded the world's most bicycle friendly cities Malmö was number six on the list.
This reminds us of the successful and awarded mobility campaign "No ridiculous car trips" in Malmö. The film shows how City of Malmö promotes bicycling with attitude.
Malmö at ICLEI World Congress in Seoul
“(The city) has put in efforts to get children interested in
environmental issues from an early age. For example, schools arrange a
carnival to offer an opportunity for students to create their own
solutions for a sustainable future,” said Jammeh, mayor of Malmö. Read more in Korea Herald
Biogas and blue growth innovation in Skåne
BIOGASSYS and BUCEFALOS arranged their joint final conferences with over 100 delegates from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy and Poland. The first day was packed with interesting speakers from both within and outside of the projects. Second Day of the conference was a full day study tour to in Trelleborg and Malmö. Read more
CNN: "How one eco-project in Malmo changed the future of industrial wastelands"
CNN describes Malmö's Bo01 district where "Sun, wind and water now rule an area that was once polluted and derelict. In the Swedish city of Malmo, an old shipyard has been converted from
industrial wasteland to spotless eco-district, setting a world class
example for sustainable living."
Malmö Innovation Platform
The Malmö Innovation Platform brings together creative forces in business, academia and the community to build a joint innovation capacity in renovation of existing apartment buildings in South-East Malmö. The aim is to use physical regeneration as a motor for socio-economic development, long-term environmental goals and business opportunities. Read more here »
Malmö's path towards a sustainable future
The Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö is an independent
commission appointed by the City of Malmö to suggest objectives and
actions to reduce inequities in health. The Final Report is now available in English »
The Western Harbour — experiences and lessons learned
The Western Harbour has become a place of pilgrimage for policy makers, city planners, architects and others who come here from all parts of the world to experience one of the most advanced examples of sustainable urban development to date. Now the experiences of over ten years of urban development have been gathered in the new anthology that is available for purchase at Arkus »
Sustainable Top Ten Malmö
Public transport driven by food waste, housing areas with renewable energy, organic food in public schools and 500 km of bicycle lanes.
Discover the Sustainable Top Ten of Malmö!
Explore Green Malmö!
At the Malmö Open Green Map you may find hotels, restaurants, shops and sights that aims for a more sustainable city. Pay them a visit! Malmö Green Map »
Sustainable food in Malmö
The city of Malmö has established some very ambitious targets concerning the environment and sustainability for the next 10-15 years. 100% of the food purchased in the City of Malmö should be organic by 2020. This is stated in Malmö's Policy for sustainable development and food, approved by the city council in 2010.
Read more about Malmö's work with sustainable food>>
Malmö's aim for 100% renewables
In conjunction with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ICLEI World Secretariat is compiling case studies on topics related to renewable energy in cities. One of the themes is ambitious target settings by municipalities, with goals for 100% renewables, and particularly how the municipality is going about this in its master plan or other policies. Download report here »
Malmö is aiming further
Malmo is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors, along with over 3000 other cities, all committed to reducing carbon emissions by at least 20% by 2020. This film produced for a Covenant of Mayor conference describes some of the measures taking place in Malmö. See the film on Youtube
Study tours in sustainable Malmö
If you would like to visit Malmö and see housing districts with renewable energy, green roofs and solar power please contact us.
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