May Day talks: the Growing City

A joint May Day seminar of Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, the City of Helsinki and the Association of Finnish Municipalities presents talks and a discussion on the sustainability of the city's growth on Monday 25 April.
Photo: Anneli Tuominen-Halomo/Länsiväylä Train tracks under construction at Aalto campus.
Photo: Anneli Tuominen-Halomo/Länsiväylä

Finnish cities want to grow because it is seen as promoting the national economy and increasing wellbeing.

The City of Helsinki's strategy for 2021-2025 also places strong emphasis on growth in terms of both population and business activity.

However, growth and development should be sustainable. How is growth that takes into account different dimensions of sustainability possible in cities? And what kind of urban environment does the strong pursuit of growth provide for urban dwellers?

The event will be in Finnish.

A seminar and discussion event about the growing city will be held on 25 April 2022 13:00-16:00 in the Lyhtysali of Torikortteli Sofiankatu 4 C. The event offers research and expert speeches as well as a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of a growing city. Come along to ask questions and discuss with researchers and city experts! 

Lunch and sparkling wine will be served at the event.

The seminar is organized in co-operation with the Urban Research Institute of the University of Helsinki, Urbaria, the City of Helsinki, Aalto University and the Association of Finnish Municipalities.

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