In 2010, the Swedish local authorities association SKL International has set up SymbioCity. The programme is a holistic and inclusive approach to sustainable urban development that transforms urban challenges into opportunities. By integrating economic, environmental, sociocultural and spatial dimensions along with gender and pro-poor perspectives, SymbioCity moves cities towards sustainable and inclusive urban places. The SymbioCity programme is ending and SKL International made a publication with lessons learned, based on experiences from cities on four continents. It is meant to provide inspiration and tools for other cities wishing to embark on the journey to sustainability.