November 16-17, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden


Every year, the ECODISTR-ICT project organises an open discussion forum based on an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging the identification of creative solutions towards sustainable urban renovation. It gathers participants from all over Europe in the sectors of urban planning, building and district retrofitting.

Sustainable Districts 2015 builds on the successful editions of 2014 editions held in Valencia: Urban Renovation 2014.


On the first day, November 16th, the ECODISTR-ICT consortium visited the case study in Hovsjö. After lunch, partners also took the opportunity to visit the Hammersby Sjostad sustainable district adjacent to the venue.

On November 17th morning, the plenary session started with an introduction from Viktoria Walldin (White arkitekter) followed by 3 keynote speeches:

  • First keynote speaker was Christina Wikberger, project manager from the City of Stockholm. Key question was “how to adapt cities to future climate change?” She pointed out the importance of urban planning in this topic and the potential of ecosystem services: services that are available from nature and can be used for their environmental (and social) benefits. This was illustrated with a case in Stockholm: the redevelopment of the Royal Seaport.
  • Second keynote speaker was Professor Ivo Martinac of the Royal Institute of technology in Stockholm. Professor Martinac discussed urban-scale energy systems or how energy-flows can be optimized by not only considering the individual building as system boundaries of the energy system but by considering the whole district.
  •  Finally, Anna-Stina Bokander, planning architect of the City of Stockholm, presented the urban redevelopment of the Farsta area in Stockholm as a source of inspiration.

These presentations encouraged the ECODISTR-ICT partners, since the project tool allows to combine green and energy aspects as mentioned by the keynote speakers.

In the second part of the morning, a hands-on presentation of the ECODISTR-ICT Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS) was made.

In the afternoon, the ECODISTR-ICT project hosted a Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) meeting (please note: by invitation only). The SAB meeting aimed at assessing the project achievements and at defining the graphical user interface of the prototype of Integrated Decision Tools.





Anna-Stina Bokander

Anna-Stina Bokander

Planning Architect, City of Stockholm

Read more: Introducing Anna-Stina Bokander

Ivo Martinac

Ivo Martinac

Professor, Royal Institute of technology

Read more: Introducing Ivo Martinac

Christina Wikberger

Christina Wikberger

Project manager, City of Stockholm

Read more: Introducing Christina Wikberger