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.

According to the latest growth estimate, the population of Myllypuro will grow by one quarter in the next ten years, that is, from the current 11,000 residents to approximately 14,500 residents by the end of 2026.

The Myllypuro campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, to be completed in 2018–2019, will add 6,000 students to the total. The Metropolia campus will be complemented by another campus for construction studies, which is also expected to attract international interest. The construction campus will educate professionals both at the university of applied sciences level and at the upper secondary school level.

“We naturally hope that the campuses will have a larger favourable effect on the local business and boost private investments,” Sinnemäki says.

For example, the retail chain has approached the City of Helsinki with a site reservation for a new outlet to be included in the Myllypuro city plan. The new building complex could be located in the Ring Road I and Myllypuro Metro station area.

Myllypuro offers services that are also used by people from outside the district. The Liikuntamylly sports hall as well as the other local sports halls and sports fields serve all Helsinki residents. The shopping centre, which was rebuilt a few years ago, and the new health station also serve the residents of the neighbouring districts.

Equal footing and welfare of districts stated in city strategy

Helsinki is committed to enabling an equal development and welfare of all city districts.

“Our goal is to make and maintain Helsinki a city in which all districts are dynamic and pleasing, and in which all residents take ownership of their districts,” Sinnemäki asserts.

She continues, “Helsinki invests in people, services and local development equally in all parts of the city. According to the city strategy, all Helsinki districts should offer the preconditions for good everyday life, functional transport and versatile local services, as well as providing good business conditions.”

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:45

Helsinki as Testbed for Pioneering Urban Air Quality System

The first-ever citywide system provides crucial understanding to help solve urban air quality problems

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:47

Public transport terminal to go under construction in Pasila

Preparatory construction work for the new Pasila public transport terminal will get underway on the Pasila bridge in December 2017. The work comprises the broadening of the Pasila bridge and a renovation of the bridge’s eastern end. The new terminal will be located in front of the Pasila rail station entrance. The work will cause only minor disruptions to traffic at first, but disruptions will increase in the summer and autumn of 2018. The project will be completed in 2019.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:27

Helsinki Metro Expands with Landmark Stations

The subway system now serves the Helsinki metropolitan area with eight new stations
Helsinki, Finland – A long-awaited extension of the Helsinki metropolitan subway system, the Metro, opened to passenger service on December 18, 2017. The extension comprises eight stations, each distinguished by original design by Finnish architects.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:58

Online survey launched: What would the National Urban Park of Helsinki be like?

The City of Helsinki is collecting data on the areas and places that residents would like to see included in the potential National Urban Park of Helsinki. The online survey is open to all and will remain available until 17 December 2017.

The survey can be found at