Stockholm’s urban planning continues to be a model for sustainable communities – July 20, 2016 Brampton Guardian

A July 20, 2016 Brampton Guardian article is entitled: “SWEDEN: Stockholm’s urban planning continues to be a model for sustainable communities.”

The opening paragraphs read:

STOCKHOLM—It is a warm spring afternoon and we are standing in the middle of Norra Djurgårdsstaden, a “sustainable neighbourhood” in Stockholm, when the spotlight is stolen by a young blonde woman who walks up to a waste station, lifts a hatch and dispatches her household waste via a network of pipes underground.

“No need for lorries (garbage trucks),” explains Bo Hallqvist, Norra Djurgårdsstaden information officer, and our guide.

Reporters from every corner of the globe are here at the invitation of the Swedish government to witness what’s playing out on the sustainability front.

I represent Canada— or more to the point, Peel Region.

If you want to get an idea of Mississauga’s vision for its lakefront revitalization project, Stockholm is probably the best place to visit. Stockholm is known as “the Venice of the North” but the innovations introduced here push the boundaries on “eco-living” and solidify Sweden’s position as Europe’s environmental heartland.

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