Aiming for an equal city that remembers being a part of nature and the world

My Helsinki is a city that creates preconditions for the happiness of its population. Its people are individuals, but not alone. Ideas circulate freely, because there is a huge amount of different ways of thinking. One does not always need to leave the city to experience the world, because there are events, discussion, new thoughts and cultural interaction within Helsinki.

The city also seeks to ensure the conditions for a happy future. It prevents problems preferably before they emerge. Therefore it shows a great example to others by curbing climate change, offering extensive public health care and high quality education. It doesn’t let neighbourhoods divide into good and bad areas but keeps us all in the same boat.

In complicated modern society a huge number of different factors affects one’s possibilities to be happy. Affluence is not enough, if the environment is spoilt or human relationships suffer. The City Council cannot make everyone happy, but the city can create favourable conditions for work, education, creativity, social interaction and affordable housing.

This website presents three themes related to the conditions of happy living now and in the future. Naturally they do not cover everything – welcome to discuss these and other themes with me on the streets and online.

  • Affordable Helsinki

    Housing is extremely expensive in Helsinki. Especially small rental apartments and studios are very expensive, because their supply does not meet the high demand.

    • Metropolitan municipalities must merge and start to plan the metropolitan area as one entity
    • More apartments must be built, taking all sections of the population into account
    • The urban structure must be dense
  • Local solutions to climate change

    The city of Helsinki must consider the climate challenge in all of its decision making. Tackling climate change is the most important political issue of our times.

    • City planning that ensures every part of the city is easily accessible by public transport
    • Keeping the cost of public transport low and improving bicycle lanes
    • Setting energy efficiency and low emissions as essential criteria in acquisitions
  • International Helsinki

    In an international city ideas run free. The international population living in Helsinki receives a lot from us, but also gives us a lot.

    • The availability of Finnish courses must be improved
    • Differentiation of residential areas must be contained
    • Influencing and finding information about municipal politics must be made possible for those who don't speak Finnish