The City of Helsinki’s sustainability journey to becoming a smart city and a functional capital

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|Nov 6|magazine3 min read

(Norwich, UK, 6/11/2018)

The Head of Stara Logistics and Head of Stara Administration speak exclusively to Business Chief, Construction Global and Gigabit magazines.

In 2017, Helsinki had a population of 629,512 and, by 2050, the city expects to add an extra 250,000 residents.

As other cities struggle with swelling populations, Helsinki has devised a meticulous strategy to tackle this challenge.

By 2025, the Nordic capital aims to become the ‘most functional city in the world.’ To achieve this, it is working diligently to create coordinated, efficient and humane public services to make everyday life easier.

Alongside his, the City of Helsinki is also ramping up its efforts to become a smart city, taking advantage of the capital’s open data.

These strategies can be seen in practice at Kalasatama, a former harbour and industrial area in Helsinki, where solar panels, smart metering and smart remote-control systems have been embedded.

“We are going to remodel our services and enhance the lives of our citizens through technology,” said Sami Aherva.

“Our coders follow certain codes of conduct and guidelines, to ensure that they’re making services based on citizens’ needs, rather than experimentation,” added Ilpo Laitinen.

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