A general development plan is something that every municipality in Sweden prepares to indicate the direction of long-term development of the physical environment. It is governed mainly by the Swedish Planning and Building Act and the Environmental Code and is meant to show which areas that are suitable for different purposes.
Luleå Municipality contacted Cybercom about its need to digitalise its general development plan and integrate it with an interactive map to make it more user-friendly and available on their website. In the past, the general development plan comprised downloadable PDFs. The target groups included officials with Luleå Municipality, officials at government agencies, architectural firms and residents of the municipality.
The aim of the project was to create a dynamic, easy to use tool. The new maps makes the work of officials and architects easier, while citizens can more conveniently access municipal guidelines for future areas for development and preservation of land and water use. The digital general development plan was launched on Luleå Municipality’s website during spring 2019.
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities. The goal is aimed at making cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.