The vision of a future Stockholm is a strategic effort by the City of Stockholm. The City’s entire organisation has been instructed to work toward the vision, which will provide guidence for priorities of developments. Continuous follow-up and monitoring of results are important tasks in order to fulfill the vision.
Reinforcement of the ongoing regionalisation is vital in order to reach the set goals. A strong consensus and decisive power are required from the public-sector players throughout the region, particularly in transportation.
Cooperation with the business community
To fulfill the vision, it is essential to have shared goals and a fruitful partnership between the City, other public-sector players and the business community. This applies particularly to the development of the area near Karolinska – Norra Station and in the Kista Science City.
Urban policies for sustainable growth
The Stockholm-Mälar region is of great importance for Sweden’s economic growth. National policies need to have an urban perspective and consider the region’s specific circumstances: high costs for housing, premises and salaries, long travel times, complex decision-making processes and the risk of segregation.
The municipal equalisation scheme must be modified, and the allocation of state funds for infrastructure must increase. It is also essential for state sector governance to become more flexible and harmonised, particularly for the application of planning and construction legislation, and the Environmental Code.
In our globalised world, international cooperation has become increasingly important. The Stockholm-Mälar region has favourable prerequisites to develop into the obvious hub of the Baltic Sea region. It is important for Stockholm to actively participate on the international arena and prioritize cooperation with other regions and major cities.
Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia
Competition between cities and regions is increasing, and successful marketing and profiling is important. We want to improve the international awareness and consistently market Stockholm on a long-term basis as The Capital of Scandinavia.
Symbols and conceptual projects
It is of great important for the City to develop spectacular, momentous projects in conjunction with other players. These projects will make the vision clear and become the symbol of the future Stockholm. Projects may include the development of the city, but also other efforts that for example comprise matching job-seekers with the needs of companies, integration projects or the City’s quality initiatives.