Karin Wanngard - the mayor who wants to turn Stockholm into the world's smartest city
She is implementing a new strategy to make the Swedish capital “smart and connected”
- March 08, 2018 10:00
- Monika Dimitrova
Karin Wanngard was born in Ekero in 1975. She studied at the University of Stockholm and began work at the City Council. She became a member of the Social Democratic Party and was elected mayor of the capital in 2014. A major goal in her city development program is environmental protection. By 2022 the use of coal will be eliminated. She is one of the 16 women mayors leading major cities whose primary objective is to address climate change. Another focus in her program is to turn the city into "smart and connected" through digitization and smart solutions. This makes the city extremely attractive for business development. Stockholm has made an international name for itself with a booming startup scene and focus on tech and green issues.