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Article |  12/28/2020Pekka Vuori

Helsinki area housing production breaks records

In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, 2019 turned out to be a record year in housing production. A total of 16,056 dwellings were completed in the three big cities of the metro area – Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa – a number clearly exceeding any previous annual output.

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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 2/2016 |  07/07/2016Laura Kolbe

Communicating civic or historical pride? The city hall in Scandinavian capital cities

The development between 1880 and 1950 changed the use of urban areas in European metropolises. Monumental new city halls were central elements in Scandinavian capital cities.

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