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Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council – A Futuremaker

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.

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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 ambitiousalso according to international standards. 

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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.

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Developing actions for TEN-T stand for better connectivity and competitiveness of Helsinki-Uusimaa 

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.  



New European climate expert group on spatial planning

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. 



Humble Timber – the answer to decarbonised construction?

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




million inhabitants


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