Helen to significantly increase its wind power production

Helen’s wind power production will increase fivefold by 2022. The Lakiakangas 3 wind farm project is a major step towards increasing renewable wind power: the project will be implemented in partnership with CPC Finland in Ostrobothnia, close to the town of Kristiinankaupunki. Energy generated by the new wind farm will be available to Helen’s customers in 2022.

Helen’s wind power production will increase fivefold by 2022. The Lakiakangas 3 wind farm project is a major step towards increasing renewable wind power: the project will be implemented in partnership with CPC Finland in Ostrobothnia, close to the town of Kristiinankaupunki. Energy generated by the new wind farm will be available to Helen’s customers in 2022. Read more »

Helsinki distributes free masks to people in need

On Friday, 21 August at 10 am, the City of Helsinki started handing out face masks to low-income residents at several open distribution points in city, parish and charity-administered locations. A list of distribution points is available on the city website.

On Friday, 21 August at 10 am, the City of Helsinki started handing out face masks to low-income residents at several open distribution points in city, parish and charity-administered locations. A list of distribution points is available on the city website. Read more »

Helsinki brings art safely to people's doorsteps and invites the world to follow with the help of a new open source application

Traditionally, the summer in Helsinki has culminated in Helsinki Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in the Nordics. This year the festival could not safely convene large audiences, but a new shorter weekend event, Helsinki Fest, will safely bring art to courtyards and streets across the city on 21-23.8.2020.

Helsinki, a forerunner in digital development and new technologies, is home to many urban innovations, and the city’s art festivals are no exception. Traditionally, the summer in Helsinki has culminated in Helsinki Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in the Nordics. This year the festival could not safely convene large audiences, but a new shorter weekend event, Helsinki Fest, w... Read more »

Virtual Baltic Sea Day offers new perspectives and Moomin sea adventures

OnThursday 27 August, the City of Helsinki will organise a virtual carnival tocelebrate Baltic Sea Day. The daylong livestreamed event features a fascinatingselection of programming for children and adults alike.

On Thursday 27 August, the City of Helsinki will organise a virtual carnival to celebrate Baltic Sea Day. The daylong livestreamed event features a fascinating selection of programming for children and adults alike. Read more »

Helsinki launches new accelerator service to support startup growth

The City of Helsinki is launching a new incubator and accelerator service for startups. The main target group for the new NewCo Accelerator services are high-potential startup companies looking for external financing, but which are unable to find a suitable service provider due to the financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus. Through the programme, it will also be possible to provide counselling to a significant number of budding startups that are not yet close to accelerator-readiness.

The City of Helsinki is launching a new incubator and accelerator service for startups. The main target group for the new NewCo Accelerator services are high-potential startup companies looking for external financing, but which are unable to find a suitable service provider due to the financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus. Through the programme, it will also be possible to pr... Read more »

Coronavirus hits Helsinki’s economy – drafting of 2021 budget continues in uncertain times

Helsinki’s budget for the upcoming year is being drafted under exceptional circumstances and in uncertain times. The City’s estimated coronavirus bill is over €750 million during this and the next year. Especially the City’s tax revenue is expected to take a sharp dive. The corona crisis forces the City to increase its debt, but the investments that are important to the City’s growth and vitality will not be cancelled.

Helsinki’s budget for the upcoming year is being drafted under exceptional circumstances and in uncertain times. The City’s estimated coronavirus bill is over €750 million during this and the next year. Especially the City’s tax revenue is expected to take a sharp dive. The corona crisis forces the City to increase its debt, but the investments that are important to the City’s growth ... Read more »

Helsinki prepares for implementation of face mask recommendation

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) recommended on 13 August 2020 that residents of almost all areas of Finland begin wearing face masks in situations where it is difficult to avoid close contact with others, for example, when using public transportation. People arriving in Finland from countries that continue to be subject to border control or people in transit to covid-19 testing should also wear a mask.

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) recommended on 13 August 2020 that residents of almost all areas of Finland begin wearing face masks in situations where it is difficult to avoid close contact with others, for example, when using public transportation. People arriving in Finland from countries that continue to be subject to border control or people in transit to covid... Read more »

Services remain reliable even though some service needs have not been met

When the coronavirus pandemic started in spring, a notable proportion of the City’s resources had to be allocated to managing the pandemic. This has generated some service debt for social welfare and healthcare services.

When the coronavirus pandemic started in spring, a notable proportion of the City’s resources had to be allocated to managing the pandemic. This has generated some service debt for social welfare and healthcare services.“The coronavirus pandemic may have postponed clients’ appointments, for example,” says Head of Department Juha Jolkkonen. Read more »

Climate College on 4 September as part of Helsinki Design Week

City of Helsinki arranges on 4 September a Climate College, whose speakers offer solutions for a more climate-friendly future in cities. The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week. The Climate College is aimed at professionals and students in the field, as well as at everyone who is interested in our common future. The event will be opened by Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori.

City of Helsinki arranges on 4 September a Climate College, whose speakers offer solutions for a more climate-friendly future in cities. The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week. The Climate College is aimed at professionals and students in the field, as well as at everyone who is interested in our common future. The event will be opened by Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori. ... Read more »

A bicycle boulevard under construction in Kulosaari

A bicycle boulevard has been under construction in Kulosaari since July. The boulevard conversion will be completed at the end of February 2021, according to the preliminary timetable. The boulevardconversion will be completed at the end of February 2021, according to the preliminary timetable. Two-way bicycling is allowed, although only one-way motor vehicle traffic is allowed on Kulosaaren puistotie during construction.

A bicycle boulevard has been under construction in Kulosaari since July. The boulevard of Kulosaaren puistotie is being converted into a shared in-roadway bikeway that allows motor vehicle traffic, so bicycles and motor vehicles use the same roadway. Motor vehicles adjust their speeds according to bicycling. The boulevard conversion will be completed at the endof February 2021, accord... Read more »

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