|4/5 Helsinki 360|
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.