Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 09:55

Neighbourhood Project closed

The City of Helsinki Neighbourhood Project was closed at the end of 2017, having been in operation for 22 years.

The Helsinki City Board established the Neighbourhood Project at the beginning of 1996. The goals of the project were to define general outlines for neighbourhood development and to organize local neighbourhood development activities. The project was allocated an annual budget to achieve these goals.

The Neighbourhood Project’s last City Board-approved project plan was for 2016–2017. The plan focused on local activities and prevention of social exclusion.

In its last year of operation, the Neighbourhood Project focused on improving resident comfort in Meri-Rastila and Malminkartano, street art projects in Kontula and Myllypuro, and the Lähiöfest suburban festival. Overall, residents were offered low-threshold opportunities for participation.

The Helsinki City Board decided at its meeting of 13 November 2017 to allocate the funds that were previously earmarked for the Neighbourhhood Project to finance the implementation of the participation model.

In the Neighbourhood Project, the suburban areas of Helsinki were developed in diverse ways and as districts equal to the inner city to the best of local residents. The project engaged in broad-based and long-term work to prevent inequality and social exclusion in suburban areas. The project supported and coordinated the shared activities of various City units, and it worked in close cooperation with residents and other local actors.

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Neighbourhood Project

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:38

City Board approves additions to Helsinki Garden

The Helsinki City Board has approved additions to the planning reservation for the Helsinki Garden project with the provision that Helsinki Ice Hall should be integrated with the project.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:46

Finland’s largest rock cavern heat storage planned for Helsinki

Helen is planning to build a new energy storage facility in disused underground oil caverns located deep in the bedrock of Helsinki. The facility will be the largest of its kind in the country. The storage facility would accommodate over 40 times as much hot water as the amount of water in the pools at the Helsinki Swimming Stadium.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:16

Helsinki Airport rail link would serve the whole nation

Mayors Vapaavuori and Lyly, CEOs Vauramo and Jansson: Helsinki Airport rail link is a crucial investment for the whole nation’s transport system

Benefits of Helsinki Airport rail link

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 09:54

City resumes talks on Jätkäsaari’s Bunkkeri

The City of Helsinki continues the process to redevelop the Bunkkeri building in Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari for housing, a swimming hall and other sports facilities. The plan is under a new preparation for City decision-making. The City has restarted negotiations on Bunkkeri with construction company SRV Rakennus Oy.