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Swedish expo offers solutions to urban housing crisis

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Expo demonstrates quick, economical housing solutions

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A Swedish experiment has created a new model to resolve long-standing urban housing challenges. Known as the Vallastaden model, 40 different developers created nearly 1000 residences in five years.

The project, which could disrupt traditional urban planning, focussed on creating a new district that was social, environmental and economically sustainable. Developers had a free hand to construct sustainable housing in the new community. The dozens of developers involved each created a uniquely different building. Within a single block you will find a mix of detached houses, apartment buildings, student housing and commercial spaces.

The result is a vibrant community that encourages residents to interact, according to the organisers. There is ample green and recreational space. The neighbourhood also features narrow streets and limited traffic.

Email: expoinfo@linkoping.se

Website: www.vallastaden2017.se

Contact: expoinfo@linkoping.se

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