Helsinki will continue to expand faster than ever before in coming decades. In the near future, a waterfront route 16 km long will meander along the Helsinki shore. Residents and visitors have excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation activities in an attractive maritime environment.
The next few decades will see the construction of a number of new districts – both on the shores of Helsinki and further inland – along with the expansion of a number of older neighbourhoods. The quality requirements for construction are strict, with a number of ecological concerns, also taken into account when planning new districts and buildings.
Incorporating Helsinki and the cities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, the total population of the Helsinki metropolitan area currently exceeds one million residents. Many completely new neighbourhoods will be built in the region, with the most significant building projects in the areas of Kalasatama, Pasila and Jätkäsaari. These large-scale construction projects will assist in the densification of Helsinki’s urban structure, with the expanded public transportation system connecting the city’s districts in an eco-efficient way.