City Development Department

The City Development Department's role is to ensure sustainable community building and meet the City’s housing target of 140,000 homes by 2030 with associated infrastructure and public services.

The Department has overall responsibility for the management and development of the City's land within the City boundaries. The City of Stockholm owns approximately 70% of all land within the City.

Contacts within construction

The City Development Department develops and manages the City’s total land holdings in order to ensure a sustainable expansion of the City. This responsibility includes the development of residential and commercial areas, as well as the City’s investments in streets and parks within the framework of development projects. 

Stockholm aims to be fossil fuel-free by 2040 at the latest, and the City Development Department will contribute to creating physical structures that make it easy to live and travel in an environment-friendly way and that reduce transport operations.

You can read about development projects in the City at the Stockholm växer (Stockholm is growing) website.

Stockholm växer   

The City Development Department conducts operations based on the City Development Committee’s brief and decisions.  The City Development Committee bears the ultimate responsibility for these operations.

City Development Committee


The work of the City Development Department is led by Head of Department Thomas Andersson. The Department consists of eight divisions with responsibility for operations within each area. 

Executive Department Unit

The City Development Department is headed by Thomas Andersson in collaboration with an executive team consisting of the Heads of Division of the Department’s operational divisions. There are three other employees in a Unit function.


Administrative Division

The Administrative Division is responsible for planning, following up, managing and coordinating the Department’s work on the Integrated Management System (ILS). This Division is also responsible for HR and IT coordination, inter-departmental investigation and development issues, purchases of administrative services and facilities-related issues.


Communications Division

Supports other divisions in issues relating to communication, in everything from strategic communication planning in construction projects to the implementation of actual activities.


Finance Division

This Division is responsible for information and documents such as: chart of accounts, authorisations, budgets, budget follow-up, investments, delegation, accounting, tax rates, consultancy services, sales, acquisitions, investments and follow-up.


Land and Valuation

Land and Valuation is the City’s and the Department’s specialist function for property valuation, and is responsible for the day-to-day land management and draws up guidelines for the Department’s work with leaseholds, site leasehold fees and the purchase and sale of properties.

The Division manages approximately 11,000 site leasehold rights and 1,000 leaseholds for various purposes, such as residential, industrial and office use. The annual income from site leasehold rights and leaseholds totals approximately SEK 2.6 billion.


Environment, Landscape and Traffic

The Environment, Landscape and Transport Division is responsible for

  • shaping and designing public spaces
  • minimising any negative environmental impact
  • ensuring that current legislation and other policy documents are followed in connection with the City’s development projects.


Construction Project Management and Procurement

The Construction Project Management and Procurement Division is responsible for programmes, project planning, procurement and implementation of contract works in development projects.

Project Development, Southern Suburbs

The Division is divided into the following geographical units:

  • central southern suburbs
  • eastern southern suburbs
  • western southern suburbs.

Project Development, Western Suburbs, Inner City and Major Projects

The Project Development Division Western Suburbs, Inner City and Major Projects is responsible for

  • planning projects – land development and planning of detailed development plans and other land use issues
  • implementation projects – project planning and implementation of detailed development plans.