Circular and sharing economy to help solve sustainability challenges in Helsinki

The City of Helsinki has recognised the importance of circular and sharing economy for solving major sustainability challenges. Circular economy projects are launched in collaboration with the business community and citizens.

The City of Helsinki has recognised the importance of circular and sharing economy for solving major sustainability challenges. Circular economy projects are launched in collaboration with the business community and citizens. Read more »

Helsinki to test new solutions in the fight against plastic in our seas

The City of Helsinki Baltic Sea challenge and City of Helsinki construction services Stara are working together with Clewat Oy over the summer by testing a new type of Cleansweep trash collecting vessel 23 June−3 July and 21−31 July 2020. The tests are conducted to determine how well the vessel performs in controlling the amount of rubbish in the sea.

The City of Helsinki Baltic Sea challenge and City of Helsinki construction services Stara are working together with Clewat Oy over the summer by testing a new type of Cleansweep trash collecting vessel 23 June−3 July and 21−31 July 2020. The tests are conducted to determine how well the vessel performs in controlling the amount of rubbish in the sea. Read more »

Helsinki by District 2019: Information about the districts of Helsinki and their development in one place

The Helsinki by District 2019 publication, which presents the Helsinki districts in light of statistics, has been published. It brings together information on different neighbourhoods and presents a multifarious Helsinki.

The Helsinki by District 2019 publication, which presents the Helsinki districts in light of statistics, has been published. It brings together information on different neighbourhoods and presents a multifarious Helsinki. Read more »

The 2019 Disability Services Report has been published

The change in the service structure of the disability services is clearly visible in the number of customers and costs of the six largest cities. In 2019, the total cost of the disability services in the six largest cities in Finland was €497.6 million, which is 4.3 per cent more than in the previous year. The cost increase is 14.5 per cent, when compared to the year 2015. The net costs for intellectual disability services grew by 5.0 per cent from last year, to €274.8 million. In intellectual disability services, the cost increase from 2015 is 10.4 per cent.

Around 5,000 Helsinki-based sole entrepreneurs have received operating support due to coronavirus

City of Helsinki started on 20 April accepting applications for the operating support for sole entrepreneurs. The support is a lump-sum compensation of 2,000 euros for sole entrepreneurs to cover costs caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the business activities. Around 5,000 entrepreneurs have already received operating support from the City. This means that Helsinki has distributed around 10 million eurosto sole entrepreneurs, to cover damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

City of Helsinki started on 20 April accepting applications for the operating support for sole entrepreneurs. The support is a lump-sum compensation of 2,000 euros for sole entrepreneurs to cover costs caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the business activities. Around 5,000 entrepreneurs have already received operating support from the City. This means that Helsinki has distributed... Read more »

Can you create the future of urban heating? Join our live Helsinki Energy Challenge broadcast on 16 June!

You will hear what the competition is all about, an outline of the key competition phases, and instructions for how to submit an entry. Key information on the current heating system in Helsinki will also be shared.

You will hear what the competition is all about, an outline of the key competition phases, and instructions for how to submit an entry. Key information on the current heating system in Helsinki will also be shared. Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori will open the broadcast. Read more »

The world’s happiest city Helsinki creates good life

On the International Day of Happiness 20 March 2020, the United Nations initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network published their annual report on the state of global happiness. Finland topped the global ranking as the world’s happiest country for the third year running. Helsinki claimed the top spot as the world’s happiest city.

On the International Day of Happiness 20 March 2020, the United Nations initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network published their annual report on the state of global happiness. Finland topped the global ranking as the world’s happiest country for the third year running. Read more »

From short-term economic optimisation towards long-term sustainability

Helsinki’s first business premises strategy will be presented to the City Board on 8 June. In the future, the City’s sizeable property holdings will be managed and maintained with sights on the long-term sustainability of buildings. This means that business premises must be planned and built to be long-lasting and able to serve various users.

Helsinki’s first business premises strategy will be presented to the City Board on 8 June. In the future, the City’s sizeable property holdings will be managed and maintained with sights on the long-term sustainability of buildings. This means that business premises must be planned and built to be long-lasting and able to serve various users. Read more »

OmaStadi supports local well-being

The winning projects of the voting in the first round of OmaStadi are advancing despite the exceptional circumstances. Especially the development projects related to sports and outdoor recreation have progressed well.

The winning projects of the voting in the first round of OmaStadi are advancing despite the exceptional circumstances. Especially the development projects related to sports and outdoor recreation have progressed well. Read more »

Helsinki environmental programme progressed swiftly in 2019

Nature reserves covered 2.2 percent of the Helsinki land area and 0.95 percent of the water area at the end of 2019. Three new nature reserves were established: (1) an expansion of Maununneva, (2) Korkeasaarenluoto, and (3) the Kallahti shallows, which are Helsinki’s only underwater nature reserve. The information is reported in the City of Helsinki environmental report 2019, which was discussed by the Helsinki City Board at their meeting of 1 June 2020.

Nature reserves covered 2.2 percent of the Helsinki land area and 0.95 percent of the water area at the end of 2019. Three new nature reserves were established: (1) an expansion of Maununneva, (2) Korkeasaarenluoto, and (3) the Kallahti shallows, which are Helsinki’s only underwater nature reserve. The information is reported in the City of Helsinki environmental report 2019, which wa... Read more »

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