Six European cities – Helsinki, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Stavanger and Tallinn – join forces in a new project named AI4Cities. The project challenges enterprises, researchers and others to develop solutions utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to generate cuts to carbon dioxide emissions.
Helsinki emphasizes the utilization of data and AI in its digitalization programme to achieve the city’s climate goals. The participating cities’ respective programmes to cut carbon dioxide emissions emphasize emissions from transport and housing. Consequently, the AI4Cities project focuses on emissions generated from transport and traffic as well as the energy consumption of buildi... Read more »
Helsinki has been named the No1 city in the world for families in 2020, according to a new study.
Helsinki was handed the accolade after researchers analysed 150 cities and 16 factors including paid parental leave, high-quality education, healthcare, employment rates and general affordability. And parents living in each location were polled on what they think about where they live. Quebec in Canada comes second in the ranking and Oslo third. The study was made by relocation firm ... Read more »
Licentiate of Social Sciences and Urban Researcher Hanna Harris has been chosen for the position of chief design officer at the City of Helsinki. There were 50 applicants to the job. Harris will start her job on 9 March. She will transfer to the City of Helsinki from her current position as director at Archinfo Finland.
City of Helsinki’s new Chief Design Officer Hanna Harris is specialised in making architecture and design visible, and making use of the opportunities they present in society. Previously, Harris has worked as programme director for Helsinki Design Week and the Finnish Institute in London. Design and architecture are essential contributors to the international competitiveness of Helsi... Read more »
Helsinki was ranked highly in several smart city comparisons in 2019. In addition to Helsinki being named the European Capital of Smart Tourism, other accolades included Kalasatama’s digital twin winning first prize at TechFest and the Helsinki-Uusimaa region being ranked the most innovative region in Europe.
1. European Capital of Smart Tourism The European Commission named Helsinki last year’s European Capital of Smart Tourism. Several areas in Helsinki, such as Kalasatama, are constantly attracting innovation tourists interested in smart city solutions. 2. The best digital twin in Helsinki’s Kalasatama Read more »
Helsinki's vision is to be the most functional city in the world. How far have we come with this goal? Helsinki The City hires quality inspectors this summer to observe how the goals of the City Strategy are achieved in practice.
The City of Helsinki will build a pavilion and two new docks on the Lyypekinlaituri pier, located by Helsinki’s Old Market Hall. The pier will be the departure point for the ferry traffic to Helsinki Biennial and Vallisaari Island.
In the pavilion, people can buy ferry tickets and visit the Helsinki Tourist Information desk. In addition to the Market Square, another departure point to Vallisaari, the exhibition venue for Helsinki Biennial, will be located in Hakaniemi. There will also be a circular route running between the islands of Vallisaari, Lonna and Suomenlinna. Read more »
In the future, Helsinki will offer children nearing the preschool age, and their guardian, a preschool place without an application or rorms to fill, or calls to the day-care centre.
“Wood is a material that binds carbon dioxide, and as Helsinki seeks to become carbon neutral by 2035, it’s self-evident that wood construction should be an element that furthers that goal,” states Helsinki Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.
Consequently, Helsinki strives to promote wood construction in multiple ways. “Myself, I’m thinking that we should consider whether to set a definite objective with a percentage defined for wooden buildings and wood construction, when policies are next defined for building construction and land use in Helsinki,” Sinnemäki says. Read more »
The Port of Helsinki has committed to the Carbon Neutral Helsinki 2035 programme and has created its own associated programme: Carbon Neutral Port 2035.
Its main objectives are for the Port of Helsinki’s own operations to be carbon neutral by 2035 and to reduce emissions in the entire harbour area by 32 per cent (compared to 2015). The majority of the Carbon Neutral Port 2035 programme’s measures will be implemented during the first five years, 2020–2024. Measures will be updated throughout the programme, as new solutions and techn... Read more »
Helsinki City Board resolved 9 December to allot plots for the realisation of three new projects within the Re-thinking Urban Housing programme. In sum, these projects will produce 274 housing units.