Helsingborg: Portable parks as a flexible solution to green the city


Helsingborg (Sweden)

Challenge area:

Creating Public Realm

Pollution Reduction

Implementation period:


The Challenge

A flexible approach for building the sustainable city

Helsingborg has ambitious plans to transform into a more sustainable city that is also both a liveable and an attractive place for its residents. To do so quickly and cost-efficiently, Helsingborg has been testing flexible solutions to create resilience for the sometimes unknown needs of the citizens. By integrating "new learning as we go," the city gathers citizen input at an early stage before (expensive) permanent decisions are made.

The Solution

Enhancing urban greenery by nurturing trees in a portable park

One of these flexible solutions has been to create a temporary urban park by building a plant nursery in the middle of the city.