Thailand's prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra (third from left), being guided around Hammar sjöstad in southern Stockholm by local politicians and Sweden's housing minister, Stefan Attefall (fifth from left). Photo: Scanpix
Swedish housing exported

Sustainable housing efficiency "very poor"

"Denmark is pushing its clean-tech industry"
5:41 min

Local housing projects in China, South Africa and even London's olympic village have used Swedish cunning and craft to build areas that favour the environment. Or so the saying goes from Symbiocity, a Swedish government initiative to export climate-friendly housing. But is sustainable housing really a priority for Sweden? Radio Sweden's Sven Hultberg Carlsson went to Hammarby Sjöstad, a modern housing project in Stockholm, to find out.

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