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City plan decision of Supreme Administrative Court will not endanger zoning goals in the coming years

The Supreme Administrative Court has made a decision on Helsinki’s city plan. Parts of the city plan were repealed. However, Helsinki’s land use planning can be continued in accordance with the city plan programme. The decision does not significantly affect the programmed implementation of zoning in Helsinki in the 2020s. The Supreme Administrative Court made[…]

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Brochure on Helsinki’s new City Plan

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[…]

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City Council approves new city plan after six-hour debate

The Helsinki City Council approved a new city plan at its meeting of 26 October after a long debate and several votes. Proposals to send the city plan draft back to a new plan preparation process were voted down: a proposal to leave out the Helsinki Central Park from the plan was voted down 55–30,[…]

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The Helsinki city plan in the hands of the decision-makers

The Helsinki City Board considered the new Helsinki city plan at its meeting on 19 September and will continue the consideration on 17 October. The proposal for the city plan, presented by Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki, was the same as the proposal approved unanimously by the City Planning Committee earlier. The final decision on the[…]

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City plan proposal proceeds to decision-making

The Helsinki City Planning Committee has made a decision on the revised proposal for a new Helsinki city plan and recommends to the City Board that the proposal be approved. The final decision on the plan will be made by the City Council in the autumn 2016. The city plan is a strategic land use[…]

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Contents of the city plan draft in a nutshell

A new City Plan for Helsinki is being prepared. The aim is to have the proposed plan submitted to Helsinki City Council for discussion in 2016. The draft of the plan was completed at the end of 2014. The new brochure outlines the contents of the draft. The plan is more strategic than previous plans. With[…]

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City plan draft shows how Helsinki is envisioned to grow

The newly completed Helsinki city master plan draft shows how Helsinki can grow by 250,000 new residents by 2050. like channels to the city centre by turning the motorways into city boulevards inside Ring Road I. The boulevards developed from Vihdintie and Itäväylä would extend to the city limits, as they already have a street-like[…]

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City plan vision moves towards a densely populated city

In the Helsinki of 2050, densely constructed suburban centres will be connected by rail traffic. The downtown area will have expanded along the motorways, which have been converted into city boulevards. This kind of future outlook is presented in Helsinki’s new city plan vision. The vision describes the desired outcome of the most important land-use[…]

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Vision reports completed

The city plan vision 2050 will be submitted to the City Planning Committee for review on 22 October 2013. The reports drawn up for the vision can already be viewed in advance. The reports are available in Finnish.