Helsinki Pride Parade and Park Festival online, in urban spaces and homes

Helsinki Pride Week will be held on September 7-13. The 2020 Pride Parade and the Park Festival on 12 September will be organized for the first time as a hybrid event, both online and in urban spaces.

Helsinki Pride Week will be held on September 7-13. The 2020 Pride Parade and the Park Festival on 12 September will be organized for the first time as a hybrid event, both online and in urban spaces. Read more »

New master’s thesis surveys bike-sharing users

The use of the yellow city bikes bike-sharing system in the Helsinki metropolitan area is more popular among young people with higher education and with higher incomes than among the rest. This is one of the findings of a new master’s thesis.

The use of the yellow city bikes bike-sharing system in the Helsinki metropolitan area is more popular among young people with higher education and with higher incomes than among the rest. This is one of the findings of a new master’s thesis.The master’s thesis in Social Sciences of Sport by Tuija Mikkonen examines the users and non-users of city bikes in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. S... Read more »

Total emissions increased in Helsinki from 2018 to 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by 2 percent in Helsinki. Trends in district heating production play a crucial role in the achievement of emissions goals.

Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY reports on emissions in the region annually. According to the HSY statistics, emissions from the transport sector in Helsinki were reduced by 2 percent from 2018 to 2019, and emissions from electricity consumption other than heating were reduced by 6 percent. Emissions from district heating increased by 5 percent. Total greenhouse g... Read more »

A pleasant and safe city summer will be secured on the shore of Kaivopuisto with temporary traffic arrangements

Helsinki’s goal is a safe city life for all residents – including during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Popular recreational areas, such as the shore of Kaivopuisto, have seen more activity than usual during the exceptional conditions and, according to the ample feedback received, people are running out of room. To improve the situation, street arrangements that better take into account the number of pedestrians will be tested on the streets on the shore of Kaivopuisto during the summer,’ says Mayor Jan Vapaavuori.

Staff shortage in early childhood education and care also tackled by training existing staff

The shortage of staff in early childhood education and care (ECEC) has long been a challenge in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and it has also given rise to active public debate. The calculated estimate is that the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will need 3,200 new ECEC experts with a higher education degree by 2030.

The shortage of staff in early childhood education and care (ECEC) has long been a challenge in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and it has also given rise to active public debate. The calculated estimate is that the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will need 3,200 new ECEC experts with a higher education degree by 2030. Read more »

Scenario work completed on the impact of the location of Helsinki port operations – Centralising passenger traffic in Vuosaari would be unrealistic

At the request of the mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, the Port of Helsinki has prepared scenario work on the impact of the location of the port’s operations on the port’s business operations and on the realisation of the City of Helsinki’s vision of becoming the best-functioning city in the world.

At the request of the mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, the Port of Helsinki has prepared scenario work on the impact of the location of the port’s operations on the port’s business operations and on the realisation of the City of Helsinki’s vision of becoming the best-functioning city in the world. Read more »

Central government and City of Helsinki to cooperate with the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, Ministry of Transport and Communications and City of Helsinki launch collaboration that aims to accelerate digitalisation, data economy and automation. From the perspective of Finland and Helsinki, it is important to enhance national and international data cooperation and seek international impact for Finland's extensive data competence.

The World Economic Forum, Ministry of Transport and Communications and City of Helsinki launch collaboration that aims to accelerate digitalisation, data economy and automation. From the perspective of Finland and Helsinki, it is important to enhance national and international data cooperation and seek international impact for Finland's extensive data competence. Read more »

Helsinki focuses on safe tourism

Helsinki and Hellon conducted a study to identify measures that e.g. give the customers peace of mind and a general sense of security in tourist services.

After a long time of restrictions on movement and stay because of the coronavirus, Helsinki wants to make sure that the guests returning to the city will get as pleasant and reliable an experience as possible of the events the capital has to offer. Helsinki and the service design agency Hellon conducted a study to identify measures that give the customers peace of mind and a general s... Read more »

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