Urban development

Stockholm will have one million inhabitants within a couple of years. The expansion of the city, must take place in a sustainable way for both people and the environment.

The construction of new housing and the expansion of rail-based public transport are under way, but there is also a need for more workplaces, schools, pre-schools, cultural venues, sports halls, and footpaths and cycling paths.

Real Estate Department

The Real Estate Department is responsible for the management and development of the City of Stockholm’s real estate portfolio.

Transport Committee

The Transport Department is responsible for strategic transport planning in the City of Stockholm, and for investments in the City’s streets, roads and squares, as well as selected park and green areas.

Environment and Health Department

The Environment and Health Department ensures that different operations in the City comply with the rules of the Environmental Code.

Council for the Protection of Ecological and Aesthetic Matters

The Council for the Protection of Stockholm’s Beauty (Council for the Protection of Ecological and Aesthetic Matters) advises the municipality’s departments on issues relating to the urban environment. The council usually acts as a referral body in the detailed development planning and building permit process, but the council may also voluntarily submit proposals and petitions to the various municipal bodies. Private individuals can also write to the council with requests to have cases heard.

Culture Department

The Culture Department is responsible for several different areas of knowledge when it comes to urban planning, including through antiquarians who work with the City’s cultural environments and participate in urban planning, providing background knowledge and assessments.