Swedish Municipalities and the Sustainable Development of Towns, Cities and Communities
Examples of Habitat-oriented work
The examples illustrate the close links between Agenda 21 and the Habitat Agenda, both of which have a clear social perspective and an explicit democratic dimension. In work at local level the ecological and social perspectives are combined and participation is the operative instrument. The examples reflect differing approaches in municipalities in a variety of situations and facing a range of planning problems, i.e. both larger and medium-sized settlements, on the one hand, and small communities and rural areas, on the other. Taken together the examples provide an overview of current issues and planning problems that Swedish municipalities are contending with in different parts of the country.