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Helsinki designs good life

Helsinki is known for good design and longstanding traditions in design. Design is a method for Helsinki to build the most functional city in the world. Design is a tool to understand the needs of citizens and to solve meaningful challenges.

Why design?

Design is a strategic tool for Helsinki to build the most functional city in the world and smooth everyday life for all. Design benefits everyone and people of all ages from toddlers to seniors in Helsinki.

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Helsinki’s design journey

How did design thinking become part of everyday life in Helsinki? Over the course of a ten-year design journey, design has earned a permanent place in the City’s core functions.

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How and with whom?

Design projects are carried out in Helsinki by a network of more than 200 representatives of City divisions and in partnership with design agencies and many others.

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