4/5 Helsinki 360

Green connections

Helsinki 360 pictures Greater Helsinki as a region that should be both vibrant and relaxed. A planning concept that allows for further urbanization while aiming for environmental sustainability makes high demands upon strategies to balance seemingly conflicting land-use claims. In light of the formidable urbanization forces, long-term protection of the natural areas in the Helsinki Region calls for a powerful planning tool. A clear definition of protected natural areas constitutes such a tool.