Sweco awarded new urban planning contracts in China
Sweco's expertise in sustainable urban planning continues to be highly
sought after in China. In a short span of time the company has been
chosen for planning assignments in connection with development of three
new eco-cities. The contracts have a total value of nearly EUR 1.7
”In recent years we have been very focused on developing new business in
China. Last year we were also aided by the World Expo in Shanghai and
the Swedish pavilion, which was designed by our architects. We are
seeing tangible results of this now,” says Mark Ryberg, manager for
Sweco Sweden's Chinese operations.
Sweco has been active in China since 2001. The assignments have varied
in scope, but the focus has consistently been on development of
residential areas and cities. One of the largest projects Sweco is
currently working on involves planning of the Caofeidian eco-city some
250 km southeast of Peking. When completed, the city will have close to
one million residents.
There is a rapid population influx to China's metropolitan areas and the
environmental problems are severe in many places. In the shadow of the
country's many megacities, initiatives are being taken to develop urban
environments in a more sustainable direction. Sweco works with the
Sustainable City concept, which is a holistic approach aimed at reducing
emissions from cities and residential areas.
Facts about the three new contracts:
Yinchuan eco-city - Near the city of Yinchuan on the Yellow River, Sweco
has been chosen to prepare an initial plan for development of an area
covering 20 square kilometres.
Wuxi Eco-city - Sweco has been given responsibility for detail planning
of the property developer Vanke's first residential area in the city of
Wuxi, a major project in which several Swedish companies are involved.
Jixi Wetland project, Jinan - Concept and general plan for a new wetland
park where business people, politicians and members of the public will
be able to gather in the future to learn more about sustainability and
For additional information contact:
Mark Ryberg, Manager for Sweco Sweden's Chinese operations in China,
), +46 734-12 81 26
Peter Krigström, Architect and Assignment Manager at Sweco in Malmö,
), +46 734-12 82 72