By using this site you accept that we use cookies to ensure the best experience of our website. What is this?
Hide this message

Tackling environmental, social and economic challenges

A growing city creates many possibilities for both the city and the region – but it also presents challenges, particularly regarding sustainability. The larger a city becomes, the greater the burden on the environment. In a growing city there are also often major differences between the haves and have-nots, and this is evident in Gothenburg too. For most people Gothenburg is a good city to live in – but the differences in people’s living standards are increasing. More and more people have a high level of education, a good job and income, and good health. At the same time, however, an increasing number of residents have little education, uncertain employment, high unemployment, low income and poor health.

Photo: Beatrice Törnros

More on this subject
Gothenburg first started being built in 1619 on the initiative of King Gustaf II Adolf.
As Gothenburg grows, there are increasing demands on a long-term dialogue with residents to create a shared idea of how the city will develop.