From what I understand, Västra Hamnen is about a decade away from being completed. Malmö’s newest development on the other hand, Hyllie, is still pretty much in its infancy. I’m heading out there tomorrow for an assignment and will likely be overwhelmed at how much has changed since my last visit a month or so ago.

Sometimes I wonder if those planning areas like Västra Hamnen and Hyllie have hard statistical evidence that there is a surging demand for all the new residential and commercial buildings – or, if it’s a kind of, “if we just build it, they’ll move here and rent it” mentality that prevails. Maybe a little of both.