The basis of the regional development work is the Regional Development Plan for the County of Stockholm, RUFS 2010. It sets out six challenges which the
region must meet:
- a growing population which feels even better
- being a small but internationally leading metropolitan region
- increasing security in the region at a time when the world is seen as increasingly unsafe
- reducing climate impact while promoting growth
- tackling capacity as needs continue to grow
- opening up the region and reducing exclusion
The Regional Development Plan is about people
It’s about the way we live and how we get to work.
It’s about how we bridge the gulfs between us.
It’s about what the future will be like for our children and our children’s children.
RUFS has a short-term perspective, up to 2030, and a long-term perspective, up to 2050.
Vision and objectives
The shared vision for the Stockholm region is to become Europe’s most attractive metropolitan region. This means that the region is to be a good place in which to live and work, and attractive to visit and to invest in. The new Regional Development Plan for the Stockholm Region (RUFS 2010) is based on this vision and defines four objectives setting out what the region is to be like in the future:
- an open and accessible region
- a leading growth region
- a region with a good living environment
- a resource-efficient region
The Stockholm region has the potential to achieve a good international position. This is important for the growth of the region as well as that of Sweden as a whole. To compete, the region needs to improve its innovative capacity and develop its international contact network.
The Stockholm region is growing, not only in terms of population – an average of 20,000 people a year (and even faster than that at the moment) – but also
geographically. Regional enlargement is proceeding apace as increasing numbers of people are able to quickly reach the Stockholm region to work, study, do business or access a range of cultural activities.