The City of Helsinki and Aalto University set up an incubator to promote clean and sustainable urban solutions

The City of Helsinki and Aalto University are establishing a new incubator for Helsinki-based start-ups, called Urban Tech Helsinki. The aim of the incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions will be to create innovative and growth-oriented companies that focus on solving the challenges faced by modern cities. A special emphasis will be on clean energy, mobility, sustainable construction, the circular economy, waste management and urban food production.

The City of Helsinki and Aalto University are establishing a new incubator for Helsinki-based start-ups, called Urban Tech Helsinki. The aim of the incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions will be to create innovative and growth-oriented companies that focus on solving the challenges faced by modern cities. A special emphasis will be on clean energy, mobility, sustainable c... Read more »

Finnish model for leisure activities launched in Helsinki

The Finnish model for increasing the well-being of children and young people was launched in Helsinki on 19 April 2021. 21 schools are involved in the pilot phase. The aim is to enable every child and young person to have a leisure activity that they can enjoy free of charge after the school day in the school facilities or near them.

Mayors of the Nordic capitals assemble to discuss coronavirus recovery and climate action

The mayors of the Nordic countries’ capital cities will get together for a remote meeting on Tuesday, 20 April 2021. The meeting will be attended by the mayors Jan Vapaavuori, Anna König Jerlmyr (Stockholm), Lars Weiss (Copenhagen), Raymond Johansen (Oslo) and Dagur B. Eggertsson (Reykjavik).

The mayors of the Nordic countries’ capital cities will get together for a remote meeting on Tuesday, 20 April 2021. The meeting will be attended by the mayors Jan Vapaavuori, Anna König Jerlmyr (Stockholm), Lars Weiss (Copenhagen), Raymond Johansen (Oslo) and DagurB. Eggertsson (Reykjavik). Read more »

Jätkäsaari district’s Hyväntoivonpuisto Park will feature a forest in about twenty years

Jätkäsaari district’s Hyväntoivonpuisto Park will have a longer life than the buildings surrounding it, the landscape architects who designed it estimate. It will eventually grow into a five-hectare forest. Hyväntoivonpuisto Park is often compared with Kaivopuisto, and the parks are actually equal in size.

Jätkäsaari district’s Hyväntoivonpuisto Park will have a longer life than the buildings surrounding it, the landscape architects who designed it estimate. It will eventually grow into a five-hectare forest. Hyväntoivonpuisto Park is often compared with Kaivopuisto, and the parks are actually equal in size. Read more »

Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki 2020 has been published

The Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki provides a varied, statistics-based description of Helsinki and its residents for 2020. In addition, the Yearbook also presents information on the Helsinki metropolitan area, the Helsinki region, Finland, major Nordic cities, the Baltic countries and capitals, and St. Petersburg.

The Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki provides a varied, statistics-based description of Helsinki and its residents for 2020. In addition, the Yearbook also presents information on the Helsinki metropolitan area, the Helsinki region, Finland, major Nordic cities, the Baltic countries and capitals, and St. Petersburg. Read more »

OmaStadi improvement proposals to be polished through the OmaStadi website and theme workshops

The proposals will be revised jointly by local residents and City experts through the OmaStadi website and themed online workshops. The theme workshops will be organised on 12–23 April 2021. Registration for the theme workshops has closed. 194 participants have registered for the workshops. The proposals can be edited on the OmaStadi website until 7 May 2021.

The proposals will be revised jointly by local residents and City experts through the OmaStadi website and themed online workshops. The theme workshops will be organised on 12–23 April 2021. Registration for the theme workshops has closed. 194 participants have registered for the workshops. The proposals can be edited on the OmaStadi website until 7 May 2021. Read more »

Implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan Making Good Progress

The Baltic Sea Action Plan of the City of Helsinki is making good progress despite the pandemic. The plan includes 111 water protection measure for Helsinki over the 2019−2023 period, and out of these, 81 have already been initiated and eight completed.

The Baltic Sea Action Plan of the City of Helsinki is making good progress despite the pandemic. The plan includes 111 water protection measure for Helsinki over the 2019−2023 period, and out of these, 81 have already been initiated and eight completed. Littering control, environmentally friendly boating and the development of partnerships and networks were the actions to make most ... Read more »

New welcome.helsinki website lends helping hand to new arrivals

“How do things work and what do I have to do?” Everyone who moves to a new country from abroad has the same questions, no matter what their background or reasons for moving. The City of Helsinki’s welcome.helsinki website seeks to provide the answers, with useful information on housing, education and working in the city.

“How do things work and what do I have to do?” Everyone who moves to a new country from abroad has the same questions, no matter what their background or reasons for moving. The City of Helsinki’s welcome.helsinki website seeks to provide the answers, with useful information on housing, education and working in the city. Read more »

Proactive services for residents through MyData – see application examples on video

The City of Helsinki is developing better ways of utilising resident data. The goal is to facilitate the everyday life of the residents and to offer them proactive and timely services. At the same time, Helsinki wants to assure the residents that their data are only used for their benefit and with their consent.

The City of Helsinki is developing better ways of utilising resident data. The goal is to facilitate the everyday life of the residents and to offer them proactive and timely services. At the same time, Helsinki wants to assure the residents that their data are only used for their benefit and with their consent. Read more »

Third Helsinki Symposium focuses on transformation of cities

The Helsinki Symposium activates the debate about urban policy and the role and significance of cities in solving the greatest challenges of our time. The third Helsinki Symposium focuses on the role of the cities amidst the transformation, both from the domestic and the international perspective and challenges its participants to discuss the prowess and capabilities of the cities in building our post-pandemic society. The Helsinki Symposium is arranged as a virtual event, open to the invited guests and all interested parties on 24 March,13:00–16:00.

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The City of Helsinki and Aalto University set up an incubator to promote clean and sustainable urban solutions

The City of Helsinki and Aalto University are establishing a new incubator for Helsinki...

Finnish model for leisure activities launched in Helsinki

The Finnish model for increasing the well-being of children and young people was launch...

Mayors of the Nordic capitals assemble to discuss coronavirus recovery and climate action

The mayors of the Nordic countries’ capital cities will get together for a remote meeti...

Jätkäsaari district’s Hyväntoivonpuisto Park will feature a forest in about twenty years

Jätkäsaari district’s Hyväntoivonpuisto Park will have a longer life than the buildings...