Helsinki-Uusimaa will be Well Ahead in 2030
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Programme sets out our Region’s vision and outlines the development priorities, objectives and measures. Our three priorities are climate change mitigation, economic competitiveness and wellbeing.Find out more about the programme
Science Meets Regions in Helsinki-Uusimaa
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has started a programme Science Meets Regions in Helsinki-Uusimaa, which can be regarded ambitious – also according to international standards.Find out more about Science Meets Regions
Helsinki-Uusimaa Region – Competitiveness and Well-being at the Baltic Sea
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.Find out more
According to current plans, the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T will cover the entire continent by 2050. New outlines for the network are being drawn right now, and the European Council and Parliament are processing a regulation proposal. According to the view of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, developing the network means strengthening the connectivity and competitiveness of our Region. However, the regulation proposal also includes some strict and challenging quality criteria.
A new expert group on metropolitan climate challenge is being established in connection to METREX (The Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas) and it invites planners across Europe to cooperate on how metropolitan spatial planning can contribute to reaching climate targets.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has applied to be one of the pioneers implementing both the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change and the EU Circular Cities & Regions Initiative with the focus on furthering circular systemic solutions.
In recent years, the population growth has pushed Finnish cities, as many other cities globally, to set ambitious housing targets. With the new opportunities available to improve the built environment, will buildings of the future still be remnants of the past?
Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Figures
of those speaking another language in Finland live in Helsinki-Uusimaa
of the Finnish GDP
of R&D expenses in Finland
of the land are is forest