Helsinki - Finland stand presents four major development projects and two competitions. Helsinki Exhibition Container and its Helsinki Horizon 2030 exhibition showcases the future of Helsinki’s harbor areas.
CNN International news channel visited Helsinki in January and made four episodes for the Future Cities series. In February CNN came back, this time it was the channel’s environmental show that made a programme about sustainable living.
Sitra, in co-operation with SRV and VVO has developed the Low2No Project, which is a new model for sustainable urban development. The city block being developed in Jätkäsaari is the first tangible output of the Low2No approach.
Public transport services in Helsinki are extensive and appreciated by the citizens. According to a pan-European study, Helsinki enjoys the continent’s highest resident approval rating for public transport.
The day care centre-comprehensive school complex in Kalasatama will be built in two phases. The first phase, scheduled for completion in 2014, will comprise the day care centre and facilities for the first and second grades.
Kruunuvuorenranta, a site for oil harbor operations for the past 90 years, will be turned into a residential area for 10,000 inhabitants with jobs for about 1,000, slated for completion by the mid-2020s.