Challenges for Stockholm – Planning a Complete Region

by Jörgen Eriksson on June 9, 2015


Stockholm is one of the five fastest growing regions in Europe, with a current population of 900,000 in the inner city and 2 million in the county. 525,000 people work in the city, which is the economical centre of Scandinavia with the largest gross regional product and most multinational companies. Innovation is at the forefront of the city´s development. Apart from being the financial centre of Northern Europe, it also has one of the world’s largest ICT clusters and one of Europe’s largest biotech clusters. About 1/4 of Sweden’s companies are established in Stockholm.

However like all fast growing cities, Stockholm has challenges. In the video below from last year, Niklas Svensson, Deputy Director at City Planning Administration, City of Stockholm, presents the challenges ahead of one of Europe´s most vibrant cities.

Challenges for Stockholm


Here is a link to the presentation Niklas Svensson gave to a delegation from Nairobi, Kenya on 9 June 2015.

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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