Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:46

Brochure on Helsinki’s new city plan

The new city plan of Helsinki is presented in a newly published brochure in a concise manner. The Helsinki City Plan brochure explains to readers the key concepts and solutions of the city plan, such as increasing density, the expansion of the inner city to “city boulevards” and the development of the rail network for public transport in Helsinki.

In addition, the brochure presents the maritime Helsinki, the city’s network of green and recreational areas, and urban culture. The brochure also presents the interactive planning process preceding the final approval of the city plan – a process that lasted more than 4 years.

The brochure is complete with a large city plan map sized A2 (about 40 x 60cm). The map’s legend tells readers in detail how to read the map and what the various city plan symbols mean.

The brochure is available in English as well as in Finnish and Swedish, both in print and online. The print version of the brochure can be picked up, for example, from the Helsinki City Planning Department’s information and exhibition space Laituri, which is located at the Narinkka square in Kamppi.

The Helsinki city plan is a strategic long-term plan for land use. It gives a roadmap for Helsinki’s growth by 2050, providing for population growth by up to 250,000 new residents. City boulevards will be streets and surrounding areas built on current motorways that reach far into the city. The City Council approved the city plan in October 2016.

Read more:

Helsinki City Planning – Helsinki is growing sustainably. Brochure (PDF)

City plan website: Helsinki’s long-term land use plan

Laituri information and exhibition space

 

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:38

New fast route complements Helsinki cycling network

A new fast cycling route now serves Helsinki cyclists. The route ­runs along the main railway tracks. Called Pohjoisbaana in Finnish, the bikeway connects southern and northern cycling routes in Helsinki. It is a part of the network of bicycle superhighways, that is, bikeways with wide lanes and no or few stops, allowing for higher speeds and smoother rides than regular bikeways.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:07

Four groups chosen to continue to the next stage of the Helsinki High-Rise Design-Build Competition

Helsinki is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The change in the city is particularly visible in the former harbour and railway areas, which are now undergoing reconstruction to become homes, commercial spaces and business premises. The transformation offers excellent opportunities for property developers.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 15:24

Helsinki High-rise Competition: Second phase competitors announced on 5 October at Expo Real 2017

The Finnish State and City of Helsinki organize the Helsinki High-Rise Competition for the design and construction of the Central Pasila Tower Area located in Helsinki. The competitors behind the proposals chosen for the final stage in the competition will be revealed at Helsinki High-Rise Brunch on October 5th at Expo Real, at Helsinki Finland Stand (B1.320).

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:24

Myllypuro is a success story of urban revitalization

Over the last ten years the eastern Helsinki district of Myllypuro has experienced noticeable growth. The housing types have diversified and services expanded as a result of systematic development efforts.

“The diversification of housing types, including more housing alternatives for families, is an outcome of infill construction. The Wooden Myllypuro area is a good example of this. The area, also thanks to its predominantly wooden houses, expands the image of Myllypuro,” says Helsinki Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.