Sweden's Smaland region is known for its blend of ecology and innovation, and Vaxjo, considered the commercial and cultural center, embodies this spirit of entrepreneurship and ecological awareness. The city's relationship with water and other resources has evolved over time, with a focus on restoring polluted lakes and transitioning to a fossil-fuel-free city in the 1990s.

Vaxjo has been an early adopter of climate adaptation strategies and is now working towards the Sustainable Vaxjo 2030 vision, emphasizing carbon-neutral construction and holistic, care-based development approaches that bridge the gap between nature and culture.

The city's urban form includes a central hospital located at the edge of the city, near the intersection of the lake and the woodlands. This hospital has undergone continuous change and faces questions about its effectiveness as a contemporary care environme

Chiatante Giulia (IT), architect
Dilara Kuran (TR), architect urbanist

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