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, April 26, 2017 - 09:22

Children of Laajasalo to have a new day care centre

The southeastern early-education district of Helsinki will have more space for the needs of day care and early education. A new day care centre to replace Day Care Centre Yliskylä being built at Köökarinpolku 1 will provide day care to 232 children a bit more than a year from now.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:08

Tram network expanded and renovated in summer

Helsinki tram routes will be expanded and older tracks renovated during the summer and autumn of 2017 for the needs of a new tram network to be launched in August. Track work will proceed at about 20 sites.

The new tram network will have 2.8 kilometres of new tracks. The main track work sites will be located on the streets of Välimerenkatu and Reijolankatu.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:34

Helsinki residents’ sense of security has not weakened

Helsinki residents’ sense of security in everyday life has not deteriorated. This is a general conclusion of the latest Helsinki Safety Survey, the responses to which were collected at the turn of the year 2015-16. Perceived security in people’s own neighbourhoods and in central Inner Helsinki rose steadily in the years 2003-2012. Since then, the situation has not changed. Yet there are large differences between Helsinki districts in terms of perceived unsafety, particularly during weekend evenings.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:54

Design concepts selected for Merihaka and Hakaniemi bridges

Preliminary design concepts have been selected for bridges to be built in Merihaka and Hakaniemi. The concepts will serve as a basis for further bridge design and engineering.

The design concept selected for the Merihaka bridge (see rendering above) will produce a lightweight, pier-like structure that doesn’t block the view from Kalasatama to Pohjoisranta owing to its low elevation. This was considered a merit in terms of the overall cityscape.