At the occasion of the INTA Governing Board, the INTA Secretariat and the City of Malmo organized a Study Tour of Malmo on May 12-13 and the 5th INTAKAWA, 90 minutes debate on "Tomorrow the City".


Friday 12 May

Tour 1: The sustainable developing area of the Western Harbor.

western harbour tour1The district is mainly composed of a large residential area, the site of the former Housing Bo01Exhibition of 2001, and the world’s first carbon neutral residential area. Among others installations the tour focused on the innovative rainwater run-off system, the energy solutions, the garbage disposal system and the detailed neighbourhood plan. Then, the tour continued through the Flagghusen and Fullrriggaren residential areas to end at the bicycle house Ohboy and the residential area Masthusen, BREEAM Communities certified.

INTAKAWA #5 “Nordic cities reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, in partnership with the Nordic City Network

Invited speakers :

Marta Stenevi Anna Heide
Märta Stenevi, chairman of Malmö city planning committee Anna Heide, head of CSR MKB (municipal housing company), Malmö

Märta Stenevi is deputy mayor responsible for City planning and services in Malmö since 2016. Before that she was deputy governor of Region Skåne, but her background is in the private sector were she held executive positions within marketing and operations in different companies in the consumer retail sector. She is an everyday cyclist and mother of three living in a townhouse in Malmö. Her ambition for the planning of Malmö is to build a city that is accessible and including for everyone – the city as a powerful tool for strengthening the social cohesion of the Malmö community.

Since January 2013, Ms. Anna Heide is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability at MKB Housing in Malmö. MKB is Malmö’s largest landlord with over 22 500 housing units. It is wholly owned by the City of Malmö. Ms. Heide is responsible for developing and implementing social sustainability strategies throughout the company, and to ensure that values such as equality and inclusiveness are adhered to. These strategies and values are of particular importance given the high proportion of newcomers among MKB’s tenants. Ms. Heide has also been responsible at the national level for developing a strategy for integration among Sweden’s municipal landlords, encompassing over 800 000 housing units. Ms. Heide holds a BA in economics for Lund University.

pdf download// Download the MKB presentation by Anna Heide

The overall themes proposed were the renewal of business, trade and industry, urbanism promoting business, regional partnerships, leadership and cooperation. Representatives from different city departments as well as local policy makers, and representatives of other cities from the Nordic City Network attended. Officials from the Sustainable City Development team of the Malmo City council discussed how the UN SDG’s shape future urban development.

Diner hosted by Malmo City Council – City Hall

Saturday 13 May

Tour 2: The University Peninsula

malmolive outside

Since the inauguration of the city tunnel in 2010 some 200 000 sqm of rentable surface has been built in the area surrounding the central station, which has transformed the city skyline. An occasion to look at the newly built hotel, concert and conference venue Malmö Live, the new administrative building of Malmö University, the extension of the former customs building, now the World Maritime University, as well as the new food market, etc.


Tour 3: Hyllie and Holma Kroksbäck


Hyllie is Malmös largest residential developing area and the tour started with the strong character of the Hyllie boulevard bordered by large structures such as the Arena, the shopping mall and office buildings surrounding the square, then the Hyllie alley with the residential blocks along inspired by the Bo01-area, with green yards, narrow streets and a diversity of architectural expressions. Striking urban pieces include the new elementary school building and the parks, urban farming projects and the gym in the park.
From Hyllie, after crossing the highway the tour enters the area of Holma Kroksbäck, built in the mid 70’. Here can be seen the effects of dense projects and the transformation of public spaces. Holma Kroksbäck is an example of the investments made in challenged residential areas as a result of the work carried by the Commission for a Social Sustainable Malmö.
The looming question is how the new area of Hyllie can interact with the older surrounding areas in social, economic and urban terms.

19h00 : Diner at Grilljanne

grilljanneAsian Roof top BBQ and Terrace, this restaurant that mixes Skane Region, Californian and Asian food, is situated in a new building, Studio, in the Western Harbour designed by the Schmidt Hammer Lassen architectural studio, and was inaugurated just some months ago.






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