Walkers and runners at Töölönlahti bay have travelled around the earth – Helsinki donates 50,000 euros for the Baltic Sea
The movement challenge around the Töölönlahti bay, launched by the City of Helsinki in July, has inspired thousands of walkers and runners. The goal was to complete a number of laps equivalent to the earth's circumference by the end of this year, but those 40,000 kilometres were already completed this week.
"It has been great to follow how both individual walkers and runners as well as friend and job groups have grasped the challenge to go around the Töölönlahti bay for the joint goal. School groups have also been actively participating in the collection of kilometres. Thanks to all the participants – you did it!” says producers Harri Pulliainen and Marta Tiainen, who guided the walkers ... Read more »
The voting phase of OmaStadi concluded at the end of October. The number of registered participants was 69,284. The number of voters was 49,705. The voter turnout reached almost eight percent. This was the biggest electronic voting event arranged by the public sector in Finland.
Helsinki has developed the Climate Watch that even in an international context is a unique tool for monitoring climate protection and emissions reductions.
Helsinki aims to accomplish carbon neutrality by year 2035, and hence it has launched 147 measures to reduce emissions and attain this goal. Thanks to the Climate Watch, anyone will be able to follow the progress of these measures and their impact on the amount of CO2 emissions in Helsinki. Read more »
Entitled The Same Sea, the inaugural edition of the Helsinki Biennial 2020 will reflect on the notion of interdependence: every action and thing is connected, and supports the whole. Curated by Pirkko Siitari, Head of Exhibitions at HAM Helsinki Art Museum and Taru Tappola, HAM’s Head of Public Art, the biennial will bring together around 35 leading Finnish and international artists and groups of artists.
Located on the city’s Vallisaari island, a former military base, Helsinki Biennial 2020 will be comprised of 80% new commissions and site-specific works. Using the setting of Vallisaari to form the tangible and conceptual starting point for the curation of the 2020 biennial, The Same Sea places emphasis on the biosphere as one interconnected entity. The curators explain: Read more »
Deputy Mayor Pia Pakarinen represented Helsinki at the international UNWTO Global Summit onUrban Tourism top summit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The summit focused on the concept of Smart Cities, Smart Destinations.
Declaration of the Helsinki Impact Conference 2019: Helsinki, Tallinn and Stockholm spur the solving of global challenges
Helsinki invited other cities and collaboration partners to take systemic and rapid actions in solving global challenges. The joint declaration was signed on 10 October 2019 in Helsinki as a conclusion to the Helsinki Impact Conference.
During the two-day Helsinki Impact Conference, policy makers, urban planners and researchers of the cities discussed the role of the cities in the future. As a result of the conference, the leaders of Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn, as well as the European collaboration networks for cities and metropolitan areas EUROCITIES and Metrex signed a declaration, in which they commit to a... Read more »
A unique feature of Helsinki is the city’s 130-kilometre-long waterfront route open to use by citizens and service providers. It will be increasingly easy in the future to develop services for waterfront areas.
Helsinki is preparing the international one million euro Helsinki Energy Challenge competition to find a solution for replacing coal in the most sustainable way possible.
Helsinki is committed to its responsibility in curbing climate change. Helsinki’s goal is to be carbon-neutral by the year 2035. Currently, more than half of Helsinki’s carbon dioxide emissions originate from the production of energy used for heating. Reaching the carbon-neutrality goal requires, in addition to the other actions, that the emissions originating from the production of... Read more »
Helsinki wants to be the most functional city in the world. Above all, functionality means smoothness as you go about your daily life. Using digitalisation as a means, the City intends to develop services that anticipate the needs of the Helsinkians and meet their requirements in an increasingly individual manner.
The citizens will better than previously be the focus of the services. The City also wishes to make use of the data it collects to speed up decision-making. This year, Helsinki has started several ambitious digitalisation projects. They will set in motion a series of changes with regard to both new technologies and the culture of city development as well as the municipal organisati... Read more »
The Helsinki energy company Helen is building Finland’s largest heat storage facility in former undergroundoil storage caves in the Mustikkamaa island. The reconverted caves will store hot water. The amount of hot water that can be stored in the caves corresponds to 40 times the amount of water in the pools of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.