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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 a functional and equal city for all. 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 a functional and equal city 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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