Umeå, Sweden

About Umeå

Umeå is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe with a young, progressive and environmentally-friendly population. That has contribtued to it becoming a Smart City Lighthouse dedicated to growing in a sustainable manner, a pioneer in integrating gender equality in urban planning; and a recent signatory to the European Circular Cities Declaration showing its commitment to remaining a sustainability frontrunner and using all the levers at its disposal to accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy. By 2050, the city expects to reach a population of 200.000 inhabitants (130.000 today), which demands a successful integration of environmental, social and economic planning to maintain the high quality of life, the natural beauty and the thriving economy.