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

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:31

Construction of main Jätkäsaari park to begin

The construction of the main park to be built in the new Jätkäsaari district will begin during the summer. The first part of Hyväntoivonpuisto – “park of good will” – to be constructed is the section between the streets of Juutinraumankatu and Rionkatu. In addition, landfill and earthmoving work will be conducted in the southern part of the park area.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 14:12

Global study: In Helsinki startups are born global and won’t be left to survive alone

Our geographical location may be a little remote and there’s room for improvement with the weather, too, but Helsinki has long had reason to be proud of its startup field. Global success stories, such as Supercell and Rovio, were created here together with Slush, the largest startup event in Europe, and FiBAN, one of the strongest business angel networks in Europe.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 09:17

A kilometre-long art wall planned for Hernesaari construction site

The City of Helsinki is planning a kilometre-long art wall for the future Hernesaari construction site. The construction of a new residential area in Hernesaari will begin next year with the demolition of warehouse halls. The wall will separate the demolition and construction site from the street and waterfront area.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:47

Ten entries for Pasila High-Rise Area Competition

Ten entries were submitted for the first phase of the Helsinki High-Rise Design–build Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to choose a high-quality plan for the implementation of the Pasila high-rise area. The first phase of the competition ended on 16 May.

 – Ten entries is a rather good number for such a comprehensive and demanding object. It tells that Helsinki and Pasila are attractive development objects. It is also a sign of the fact that big investments are interesting, says Executive Director Mikko Aho at the City of Helsinki.