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Helsinki's potential as a travel destination for young people

Survey responses of young people from 10 countries portray Helsinki as a city with a great natural environment and as a safe city and an unusual destination. Although evaluated as a relatively interesting destination for young people, Helsinki lags slightly behind other Nordic capitals.

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Quarterly 3/2013 |  12/05/2013Mika Helin

Legal graffiti in Helsinki

In May 2009, Helsinki opened its first authorised graffiti wall at Suvilahti. The opportunity to use graffiti walls was extended to Kalasatama in summer 2010 and 2011. This article presents the results of an ethnographic survey on the users and usage of the graffiti walls at Suvilahti and Kalasatama.

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Quarterly 3/2013 |  03/13/2013Pekka Vuori

Development of young population groups in Helsinki

In Helsinki, the number of young people aged 12 to 29 began to increase strongly during the recession of the 1990s, and today there are nearly a quarter, 30,000 people, more of them than in 1993.

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Exclusion from work and studies a problem for first generation immigrants

The article looks at exclusion from work and studies among 15–29 year olds with a foreign background in Helsinki who had by the end of 2010 lived for at least a year in Finland.They are compared with young people overall in Helsinki.

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