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Europe's fastest growing city, Stockholm
Friday, 16 October 2015 12:25

Sweden's capital is growing more rapidly than any other city in Europe, with its population expected to expand by 11 percent by 2020.

Stockholm has topped a list of Europe's fastest growing places, with the city's population expected to top one million in the next five years, rising from 911,989 to 1,012,488 by 2020, an increase of 11 percent. With the suburbs, the Stockholm region has 2,3 million inhabitants. Within an hour of commute, there is one more million people living. The Stockholm-Mälardalenregion has approx 3,5 million people.
The table was compiled for the Stockholm Chamber of CommerceMeanwhile Oslo, which topped the same table last year came third, with an expected population increase of 7.9 percent. This means the three Scandinavian capitals are the fastest growing cities in Europe.

The top priority for Stockholm is to build enough new dwellings, and to expand it's infrastructure. Due to the fast growing city, there is a sewere housing shortage, which now is beeing adressed both both local, regional and central politicians and administrations. The currnent plans in the City of Stockholm and it's suburbs, are for several hundred of thousands of new apartments and houses.  The number of  apartments in Stockholm beeing built is setting new records. Stockholm has not expeienced this high building capacity since the record years in the 1960:s. The shortage of housing is considered as one the major problems for Stockholms' continous success and expansion.
There are also big infrastructure projcts beeing built and others beeing planned, inclduing new underground lines, new railways and roads. The expansion of the Metro system makes it possible to built up to 200 000 new homes along it's routes.
Europe's ten fastest growing cities
1. Stockholm
2. Copenhagen
3. Oslo
4. London
5. Helsinki
6. Vienna
7. Berlin
8. Dublin
9. Brussels
10. Bratislava