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A peak into the future with the help of scenarios and SWOTs – Helsinki-Uusimaa in 2050 and beyond 06.09.2018

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Smart cities, artificial intelligence and robots, climate change and migration flows, new sources for energy supply. While all these phenomena are already now a part of our everyday reality, the impact they have on our living-environment in twenty, thirty or even fifty years is only possible to guess.

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Linda Liukas: “Finnish businesses could do with some American optimism” 05.09.2018

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Programmer and children’s author Linda Liukas wants to educate a new generation of fearless children to change the world through technology. The Smart Minds series introduces visionary people from the Helsinki Smart Region

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Juha Eskelinen: “We can be the Silicon Valley of the welfare state” 07.06.2018

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Juha Eskelinen, Regional Development Director at Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council swears by social innovations as a part of the Helsinki Smart Region. The Smart minds series introduces visionary people from the region.

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iEER Midterm Conference called for support for young entrepreneurs 06.04.2018

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Conference attracted over 100 participants from all over Europe to discuss and learn about findings and experiences from the first two years of the iEER Interreg Europe project.

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Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Plan for a rapid growth – now the best time to influence 27.03.2018

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The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is expected to grow rapidly in the future, as well. Therefore, the most important goal for the regional land use plan is to steer the growth in a sustainable way. It is also taking a stand for the implementation order for large traffic projects. All significant material attached to the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Plan is on display for opinions and notes.

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Helsinki-Uusimaa region European leader again 14.02.2018

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The Helsinki-Uusimaa region has yet again won top billing as the best mid-sized European region for foreign investments. The survey by the Financial Times ranked Helsinki-Uusimaa first in the category which compared the potential of regions with the population of 1,5–4 million for 2018 and 2019. The region was followed by North of Holland, Greater Copenhagen, Hamburg region and Stockholm county.

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FinEst Link project: the Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel to become an engine of regional growth 07.02.2018

Finestlink-Geologinen-poikkileikkaus. Kuva Muotoilutoimisto Kairo Oy
The results of the FinEst Link project, published on February 7, state that a fast connection between Helsinki and Tallinn could bring major regional, national benefits and growth potential for Europe.

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FinEst Link -project's final conference web streaming on 7.2.2018 05.02.2018

Finest-travel-times-difference. Picture Muotoilutoimisto Kairo Oy
The two-year FinEst Link project has surveyed the technical and economical possibilities for building a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The results are presented in the final seminar held in English in Tallinn on Wednesday, February 7.

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Director General Henrik Hololei participates in Rail Baltica stakeholder dialogue in Helsinki-Uusimaa 31.01.2018

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Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE said that European Commission hopes for strong commitment from Finland to the Rail Baltica project. Accompanied by Coordinator for Finland Mr. Jukka Savo he participated in the stakeholder dialogue on Rail Baltica organised by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council on January 12, 2018 in Helsinki hosted by Regional Mayor Ossi Savolainen.

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Finland showing the way – A carbon neutral Helsinki-Uusimaa Region as soon as 2035 31.01.2018

Uusimaa-ohjelma. Kuvitus Raquel Benmergui
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Finland aims to be a carbon neutral region by the year 2035. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Assembly approved of this challenging goal last December, as included in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Programme 2.0.

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