Schoolchildren use play to develop safe school paths

In the first months of the school year, the pupils of Suutarinkylä comprehensive school have planned renewals to their own educational environment. The aim of the project is to make routes to school safer so that more children and young people would choose to walk or cycle to school on a daily basis.

In the first months of the school year, the pupils of Suutarinkylä comprehensive school have planned renewals to their own educational environment. The aim of the project is to make routes to school safer so that more children and young people would choose to walk or cycle to school on a daily basis. Read more »

The brand new children’s mobile library Stoori invites visitors to adventure

Helsinki has gained a new children’s mobile library. ‘Stoori’ was selected as the name through a public vote. As the enchanting exterior suggests, the new mobile library is a gateway to adventure. Riku Ounaslehto’s wonderful storybook illustrations and Pablo Riquelme’s imaginative interior design provide visitors with a whole kind of experience.

Helsinki has gained a new children’s mobile library. ‘Stoori’ was selected as the name through a public vote. As the enchanting exterior suggests, the new mobile library is a gateway to adventure. Riku Ounaslehto’s wonderful storybook illustrations and Pablo Riquelme’s imaginative interior design provide visitors with a whole kind of experience. Read more »

Helsinki applies to join UNICEF’s Child Friendly Municipality process

The Helsinki City Board decided at their meeting of 19 October 2020 that Helsinki should apply to participate in the process aiming at recognition as a Child Friendly Municipality led by the UNICEF Finnish National Committee. UNICEF will select the municipalities for the process in January 2021.

The Helsinki City Board decided at their meeting of 19 October 2020 that Helsinki should apply to participate in the process aiming at recognition as a Child Friendly Municipality led by the UNICEF Finnish National Committee. UNICEF will select the municipalities for the process in January 2021. Read more »

Five new mask distribution points for low-income people to be opened

The distribution of face masks intended for low-income people continues in Helsinki. More than 37,000 packages of four cloth masks have been distributed. The total amount distributed currently stands at 148,000 masks. In addition, single-use masks have been handed out.

The distribution of face masks intended for low-income people continues in Helsinki. More than 37,000 packages of four cloth masks have been distributed. The total amount distributed currently stands at 148,000 masks. In addition, single-use masks have been handed out. Read more »

Submit your ideas to OmaStadi by 25 October

Ideas for developing one’s own district, an area or the entire city can be submitted between the 5.–25.10.2020 online at omastadi.hel.fi.

Ideas for developing one’s own district, an area or the entire city can be submitted between the 5.–25.10.2020 online at omastadi.hel.fi. More than 600 ideas have been submitted to OmaStadi so far. Popular themes have included sports and outdoor recreation, parks and nature, and communality. The brainstorming phase will end on Sunday 25 October. Read more »

City bikes have replaced public transport journeys during the coronavirus pandemic

City bikes have continued to be popular during the coronavirus pandemic, too. In Helsinki and Espoo, nearly one in every three city bikers responded that they have used city bikes instead of public transport. The season will run until the end of October.

City bikes have continued to be popular during the coronavirus pandemic, too. In Helsinki and Espoo, nearly one in every three city bikers responded that they have used city bikes instead of public transport. Compared to the previous year, people have used city bikes less when commuting to work and more when running errands or doing physical exercise.  Read more »

Reduced waste collection fees to encourage residents to recycle – water fees to go up to secure network maintenance

The right pricing of waste management services encourages residents to sort and to recycle their waste.Waste sorted for recycling will be increasingly affordable to properties. Water fees will go up to secure the future maintenance of the water management network.

The right pricing of waste management services encourages residents to sort and to recycle their waste. Waste sorted for recycling will be increasingly affordable to properties. Water fees will go up to secure the future maintenance of the water management network as well as investments such as the construction of the Blominmäki wastewater treatment plant. New waste and water services... Read more »

Helsinki collects resident opinions on its services

The City of Helsinki participates in the national KAPA study on urban and municipal services. The study is implemented in each council office period and intends to examine residents’ level of satisfaction with the city’s services. This time, also questions related to the management of the coronavirus situation and to measures against climate change are included.

The City of Helsinki participates in the national KAPA study on urban and municipal services. The study is implemented in each council office period and intends to examine residents’ level of satisfaction with the city’s services. This time, also questions related to the management of the coronavirus situation and to measures against climate change are included. Read more »

The City of Helsinki invests in service accessibility

Helsinki is developing a new operating model with the intention of changing the requirement on service accessibility from an obligation into a strength of the City. A new Act on the offering of digital services based on the EU accessibility directive entered into force in Finland on the 23rd of September. This act obligates authorities such as the City of Helsinki to implement all publicly available digital services in an accessible way.

Helsinki is developing a new operating model with the intention of changing the requirement on service accessibility from an obligation into a strength of the City. A new Act on the offering of digital services based on the EU accessibility directive entered into force in Finland on the 23rd of September. This act obligates authorities such as the City of Helsinki to implement all pub... Read more »

Helsinki Energy Challenge received hundreds of proposals from around the world

The application phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge ended on 30 September. The competition inspired 252 teams from 35 countries from around the world to participate. The participating teams presented their proposals on how Helsinki can stop using coal for heat production as sustainably as possible by 2029 and speed up its journey to becoming carbon-neutral by 2035.

The application phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge ended on 30 September. The competition inspired 252 teams from 35 countries from around the world to participate. The participating teams presented their proposals on how Helsinki can stop using coal for heat production as sustainably as possible by 2029 and speed up its journey to becoming carbon-neutral by 2035. Read more »

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