Dominic is a journalist, writer, translator and media academic based between Edinburgh and Stockholm. He has lived and worked in England, Scotland, Berlin, Stockholm, Denmark and the US. Dominic’s diverse work broadly covers Europe and the environment, with a particular emphasis on Northern Europe and Scandinavia.
Countries from the UK to China are rolling out extraordinary plans to eliminate fossil-fuel-guzzling automobiles. But one Nordic capital city is mixing tech and urban planning to make sure citizens do not need a car at all.
In 2015, Sweden became a prime destination for refugees fleeing wars in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Asylum-seekers heard it was a welcoming place, and the Nordic country accepted more than 160,000 migrants seeking asylum in that year, the most of any country per capita. A lot has changed since then.