Sweden is Completely Relocating One of Its Cities
on 19 May 2016
Sweden is currently in the process of relocating its northern city of Kiruna about two miles to the east, taking its 20,000-person population with it. While the undertaking sounds like it would be filled with controversy, criticism and rejection, pretty much everyone is on board. The city is slowly sinking due to the iron mines below it, so the government recently broke ground on a massive relocation project that would re-house the entire population and develop a completely new city center. The move is documented in the new film, “The Is Kiruna: How to Move a City,” which you can preview at Gizmodo.