Augustenborg, Malmö, Sweden: Retrofitting SUDS in an urban regeneration area

Augustenborg underwent a significant regeneration between 1998 and 2002. The main drivers for this regeneration initiative were the difficult social and economic situation in the neighbourhood, flood risk management, waste management and biodiversity improvement. Significant physical changes in infrastructure took place as a result, focusing on the creation of sustainable urban drainage systems, including ditches, retention ponds, green roofs and green spaces.

Type Case Study
Class Case Studies
Country Sweden
Biome Urban areas
Threat Type Sea level rise
Impact Sea level rise, Changing hydrological regimes
Adaptation Activities Protection of habitat, Construction of protective infrastructure, Establishment of corridors, Landscape scale management
Tool Type Risk Management, Policy development, Conservation, Cross sector management
Date Added 19 July 2011
Date Modified 19 July 2011

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme