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From agenda to action – local implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki

The City of Helsinki wants to be among the leading cities in the local implementation of global responsibility. This article describes how the Helsinki City Strategy is linked with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how the city promotes and monitors the realisation of the goals.

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Quarterly 2/2019 |  06/26/2019Teemu Vass

Denser, livelier, more ecological: how Helsinki put the inner city back in focus

Helsinki Quarterly interviewed researcher Miika Norppa, whose doctoral thesis covers the development of Helsinki’s central areas from 1550 up to the present day. In the past few decades, the main focus of planners has returned to the inner city after a period of suburban development.

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Quarterly 2/2019 |  06/26/2019Pekka Vuori

Helsinki Region continues to draw people in

Finland's population growth has slowed down to nearly record-low levels. In the Helsinki Region, growth has meanwhile remained rapid. In all of Finland, population is expected to grow until 2035, but in the capital region the growth is set to continue until the end of the current projection period in 2050.

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Quarterly 2/2019 |  06/25/2019Esa Nikunen

What is Helsinki doing to fight climate change?

The summer of 2018 was exceptionally hot in Finland. Also in Helsinki, an increasing number of people became acutely aware of climate change. After the summer, the attention was turned more towards the City: what is Helsinki doing to mitigate climate change?

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Editorial 2/2019

The latest issue of Helsinki Quarterly covers topics ranging from population growth and urbanisation to sustainability, citizen security and environmental attitudes.

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Environmental awareness is at a good level, but actions do not always reflect attitudes

Cities have adopted an active role in influencing global environmental issues and climate change. Consequently, the opinions of city residents and their consumption patterns and choices are important as cities steer their activities in a more ecological direction.

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