Helsinki has brought up design competence strongly as a part of the City’s development, international profile and competitiveness. At the same time, the City has profiled itself as a pioneer in expanding the significance of design.
Caption: Design can support the planning of built environment. The concept for the New Central Library Oodi was created from a user perspective, by means of design. (Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo) Helsinki has brought up design competence strongly as a part of the City’s development, international profile and competitiveness. At the same time, the City has profiled itself as a pioneer in ex... Read more »
Helsinki wants to be a pioneer for local implementation of global responsibilities. In September 2018, the city, being after New York the second city in the world and the first one in Europe to do so, thus made a commitment to report voluntarily to the UN on its implementation of the sustainable development goals.
Helsinki is the main stage for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU period from July to December 2019. The meetings arranged in Finland will mainly be held at the Finlandia Hall. The opening of the presidency period is celebrated on July 8 at an open summer event on the Kansalaistori square and in the Töölönlahti Park. At the opening, the visitors can experience the Finnish summer day at its best.
– Helsinki welcomes its visitors to the most functional metropolis in the world, where an oasis of nature and the walking centre opens up from the backyard of the Finlandia Hall. In Helsinki, it is easy to experience sustainable everyday solutions independently, notes Mayor Jan Vapaavuori. Read more »