Across Europe we are experiencing a strong urbanization trend where people are moving to cities for work and leisure activities. Sweden is one of the countries where this trend is at its strongest. In fact, in 2014, 85.8 per cent of the Swedish population were living in urban areas, a figure that is predicted to rise to 90.3 per cent by 2050.
This means that our cities need to evolve to accommodate new housing, work places, infrastructure, hospitals, and schools.
Two of the large development projects in Sweden are the Stockholm Royal Seaport and Väsjön projects. Together, these projects will amount to approximately 18 500 new residences and some 770 000 m2 of commercial areas.
The MIMIC project will test and demonstrate
During a construction project the infrastructure availability decreases because of blocked streets, whereas at the same time, infrastructure demand increases because of the increase in the number of transports needed to supply the construction project with material and remove waste. Construction projects in major urban areas, with a dense population and limited space for additional transport operations, call for new solutions in terms of transport as well as for managing consolidation and coordination of construction material deliveries. In the MIMIC project, several different construction logistics solutions will be evaluated, amongst them the construction consolidation centre of Stockholm Royal Seaport. For Väsjön, the focus will be on how construction logistics solutions can be developed in order to come to terms with coordination and planning of construction material deliveries. This will partly be achieved through the development of conceptual construction logistics solutions. The demonstrations in Sweden will build on experiences from the three previous demonstration projects that were part of the previous project CIVIC (www.civic-project.eu).
Construction start: 2011
Size: 236 hectares
Total investment: EUR 2,2 billion
Land owned by: City of Stockholm
Target energy use: 55 kWh/m²/year
Target emission rates: Carbon dioxide emissions below 1.5 ton per person by 2020, adapted to climate change, and fossil-fuel free by 2030
Public transport: Metro, biogas and electric hybrid buses, and commuter boat
1% of the investments is committed to art
Construction start: 2015
Size: 270 hectares
Total investment: EUR 2,5 billion
Land owned by: City of Sollentuna and private property owners
Public transport: Cable car Väsjön to Häggvik or Sollentuna centre, buses