Göteborg, a short introduction.

An old Swedish saying holds that a child that is loved has many names. Göteborg, Gothenburg, Gotemburgo, Gautaborg … I am counting. Well, this child is loved by many. Therefore it is our way to express a love to a child by preparing future sustainable development.

But first a bit of very short introduction taken from several sites:

Greater Gothenburg, is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. The metropolitan region is located in Västra Götaland County, except for the municipalities of Kungsbacka, which is located to the south in Halland County. As of 2005, the municipality of  Alingsås and Lilla Edet were added to the region. With the current population of nearly one million individuals it is the second largest metropolitan area in Sweden after Metropolitan Stockholm.

Google Maps view of Gothenburg

Meanwhile the City of Gothenburg (Swedish:Göteborg), is the second-largest city in Sweden (after Stockholm) and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the south-west coast of Sweden, the city has a population of around half million people. The city was founded in 1621 by King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden. It is situated by the sea at the mouth of Göta Älv-the river running through the city-and is the largest sea port of the Nordic countries.

Our focus of interest in this project will be the the future Gothenburg sustainable development of around the Göta Älv (Göta River).

The Göta älv is a river that drains lake Vänern into Kattegat at the city of Gothenburg on the western coas Kattegat at the city of Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. It is located in Götaland, with the river itself being a site of early Geatish settlement. The length is 93 km. Often the combination of Göta älv and Klarälven (a river ending at Vänern) is mentioned. This combination is the longest river in the Nordic countries, 750 km. The Bohus Fortress is located by the river at Kungälv. Here the river splits into two, with the northern part being the Nordre älv and the southern part keeping the name Göta älv.

Meanwhile for this project the preliminary limitation of the river area is between Angered Bridge down to the mouth of the river in the western part of Gothenburg.

At a glance the area has a complex and different landscape; housing, industries, transportation infrastructures; mixed with different interests and values. Therefore it is fair to say, it will be an interesting and challenging project to nurture the child we love into a better future.



Aditya Muharam

Source: Wikipedia, Googlemaps, Goteborg.com



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