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Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council – A Futuremaker

Helsinki-Uusimaa Region – Competitiveness and Well-being at the Baltic Sea

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is at the heart of Northern Europe and at the Baltic Sea. Including the capital city of Helsinki, it has 1.7 million inhabitants, which is about a third of the entire population of Finland.

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HelsinkiSmart highlights smart expertise in Helsinki-Uusimaa

The website Helsinkismart.fi showcases the most innovative and interesting projects, companies and ideas in Helsinki-Uusimaa. We call the international community to join us and to create smart innovations together!

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News

27.1.2023

Threat of increasing urban sprawl by EU Nature Restoration Law 

The larger cities and towns in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, along with the Regions of Southern Finland want to make an impact on the Article 6 in the suggested EU Nature Restoration Law by sharing their proposals for amendments. In its current wording, the Article would significantly complicate sustainable growth in Finnish cities and towns. It would in fact, on the contrary to its aim, lead to urban sprawl harmful for both nature and climate.

News

24.1.2023

Regions4Climate tests innovations to accelerate climate adaptation in the EU

The Regions4Climate project brings together 44 partners from twelve different European regions to demonstrate innovations that enhance societal resilience to the impacts of climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement and the EU Green Deal. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is one of the partner regions.

Articles, News

12.12.2022

Chairs of Scandria Alliance gathered in Oslo

In the current changing geopolitical environment, the importance of information and experience exchange, as well as common solutions for the development of secure supply chains and sustainable transport infrastructure were emphasized by the Chairs of the Alliance.

Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Figures

26

municipalities

1.7

million inhabitants

58%

of those speaking another language in Finland live in Helsinki-Uusimaa

39%

of the Finnish GDP

50%

of R&D expenses in Finland

62%

of the land are is forest