New tools for Helsinki to evaluate the impact of design

The City of Helsinki initiated collaboration with Aalto University’s Department of Design last spring to evaluate the impact of design activities. The evaluation represents the first extensive survey of the City’s design projects and the benefits and challenges of those projects. The results of the evaluation were presented at the closing seminar of an Aalto University design course in December.

Celebration at Töölönlahti – Helsinki movement challenge presents donation to Baltic Sea conservation

The successful conclusion of the Töölönlahti world tour will be celebrated on 4 December at 5–6 p.m. A joint lap around Töölönlahti will commence the festivities, where a choirs’ relay will set the pace.

Helsinki Central Library Oodi’s first year has been a success

Helsinki Central Library Oodi will turn one year old on 5 December. Opened on 5 December 2018, Oodi had a successful first year, as the estimates for the number of visits have already been far exceeded. Over the year, Oodi has also received numerous awards and a great deal of positive feedback from the public. 

Helsinki, the home city of Slush, is the best place in the world to strike a balance between work and time off

The world is full of buzzing tech hubs and colossal metropolises, but none of them is the planet’s happiest capital with the best work-life balance. When you add on top of that the world’s leading startup event Slush and Maria 01 – soon to be the biggest startup campus in Europe – Helsinki competes totally in its own league.

Helsinki celebrating work-life balance

Amidst global competition for talented professionals, Helsinki takes pride in its mission of becoming the most functional city in the world. The pursuit to provide a good life for its citizens has yielded good results. At Slush 2019, Helsinki takes on the hot topic of work-life balance.