The new city plan of Helsinki is presented in a newly published brochure in a concise manner. The Helsinki City Plan brochure explains to readers the key concepts and solutions of the city plan, such as increasing density, the expansion of the inner city to “city boulevards” and the development of the rail network for public transport in Helsinki.
In addition, the brochure presents the maritime Helsinki, the city’s network of green and recreational areas, and urban culture. The brochure also presents the interactive planning process preceding the final approval of the city plan – a process that lasted more than 4 years.
The brochure is complete with a large city plan map sized A2 (about 40 x 60cm). The map’s legend tells readers in detail how to read the map and what the various city plan symbols mean.
The brochure is available in English as well as in Finnish and Swedish, both in print and online. The print version of the brochure can be picked up, for example, from the Helsinki City Planning Department’s information and exhibition space Laituri, which is located at the Narinkka square in Kamppi.
The Helsinki city plan is a strategic long-term plan for land use. It gives a roadmap for Helsinki’s growth by 2050, providing for population growth by up to 250,000 new residents. City boulevards will be streets and surrounding areas built on current motorways that reach far into the city. The City Council approved the city plan in October 2016.