Smart Zabrze: Building on a Mine of Opportunities

University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

Abstract: In this report the reader is introduced to the vision for the Smart City Zabrze in Poland. This new city district in Zabrze - Nowe Miasto is a ca. 250ha large plot of mostly agricultural land and wetland vegetation. Smart City Zabrze will help pave the way for sustainable development of the Nowe Miasto area. The vision constitutes of three pillars: 1) the creation of a green network along the stream, 2) building a pilot community, a showcase of sustainable urban planning and 3) a golf course which respects the local environment. As the development of Nowe Miasto will be an integral part of Zabrze’s overall transition towards sustainability, we decided to expand our scope beyond the investment area itself and added further recommendations for the old city.

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