Kalmar has the Linnaeus University (a public university with another part of it in another Swedish city named Växjö).
Fuel efficiency is a prime focus in the city, with bicycle lanes being common and motor vehicles being powered by biofuel. A local trucking firm has computers which track its fuel efficiency, and such regulation reduced its fuel consumption by 10%.
There is also a local wood pulp plant that utilizes the steam and hot water (which used to be considered a waste) to supply heat and produce electricity that has been used for its own needs and extended to supply local residential homes.
The local university is called Linnéuniversitetet (Högskolan i Kalmar) and is reputable for its courses in seafaring, teaching and economics.
At one time there was a shipyard known as Kalmar Varv operating and Volvo had a factory here but both no longer exist. Currently there are two city squares and for shoppers there is the Baronen shopping centre, quite close to the one square. Numerous shopping malls have been built up, with several main shopping areas including the many small shops in the city centre.
Waterways are a large feature of this city. The centre of Kalmar is an island and anyone may rent a canoe to paddle around it.
The local airport provides travellers with air travel. The bus service transports travellers across the surrounding areas.
For more information, please view: http://www.kalmar.com