Taking a look at Sweden’s infrastructure and urban planning, and it’s not hard to see why it’s one of the world leaders in Sustainability.
“Sweden is a pioneer in environmental protection and a leader in sustainable development and innovation.” Lucie says. “Many cities have been championing sustainability through cleaner public transport, accommodation providers and immersive experiences respectful of the local cultures and customs.”
Cities are pedestrian-friendly, with green spaces, parks, and recreational areas seamlessly integrated into the civil design. The emphasis on compact, mixed-use development minimizes sprawl and promotes community connectivity. The buildings themselves are energy-efficient, with smart systems, passive houses, and renewable energy generation.
And then there’s the transportation. Many of Sweden’s cities boast an extensive network of bike lanes, encouraging citizens to opt for cycling as a mode of transportation. Additionally, Sweden has invested in efficient public transportation systems, including electric buses and trains, as well as creating incentives for electric vehicles up until 2022.
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