Arkösund and surroundings

East of Norrköping in Sweden, there is one of Coast4us pilot areas in the archipelago of Arkösund. This is a priority development area in municipality plannings. Arkösund archipelago is of national interest regarding fishing, nature values and outdoor life. The shoreline area is protected 100 meters from Sea, but because of long term Harbour activity the seabed is contaminated and must be sanitized. This is due to climate change and increased sea levels. Therefore the ground must be raised, but the geotechnical conditions aren´t good.

The already existing houses here are rather affordable, but it is as expensive to build here as in the city center. People live in Arkösund but commutes to a wider labor market in more dense city areas, such as Norrköping.

By including local stakeholders and other partners at an early stage, it is possible to tackle these challenges. It is important to create a sustainability plan for the area, as well as one development plan for the centre area and one for the camping area. The methods to be used to achieve sustainability and development plans is as following:

  • 3D mapping
  • architectural sketches
  • create a platform for participation by including existing companies and entrepreneurs, create workshops and dialogue space in early planning process,
    creating a survey about ideas to develop Arkösund, a walk and talk meeting with the closest neighbors
  • investigations about cultural environment and nature inventories during summer 2019

Pilot area Arkösund, Norrköping Municipality.
Source: Topographic Webmap LM © Lantmäteriet, Länsstyrelsen Östergötland

Activities 2019


Walk-and-talk meeting with property owners in Arkösund
Open house for Year-round residents, part time residents (summer house owners), Boat owners / boaters, visitors, associations, children and young people.


Networking meeting with entrepreneurs


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