The turn of the twenty-first century was a golden age in Swedish urban planning. Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm became a model around the world for designing an attractive and eco-friendly urban environment. At the forefront of the new way of planning stood the architect Jan Inghe (1944–2005). The film follows urban planner Jan Inghe who had a leading role in transforming the modern city, from planning with detached zones through postmodernism to the environmentally concerned city around the turn of the century. With parallel examples from other cities throughout Scandinavia, and also China, the vision of the city today is exposed and discussed.

Budapest150: How can we organise our neighbourhoods at a human scale, designing environmentally friendly districts?


Rasmus Wærn is an international award-winning architecture critic and the author of many books and articles about Swedish architecture both past and present. He holds a Master of Architecture degree and a PhD in architectural history, both from Chalmers University of Technology, and has served as an editor, exhibition curator, jury member, and expert consultant in architectural history on many Swedish construction projects.