The Helsinki Symposium was a convivial debate on urban policy

City of Helsinki invited 300 key players to the City Hall to discuss urban development, urban research and topical issues in urban policy. The ideas were put into motion by Mayor Vapaavuori, who stressed in the opening speech the importance of knowledge and facts in urban development and in urban policy. Timo Aro, an urban expert at MDI, continued to pass the knowledge with his five thesis on urban flourishing. Associate Professor Kjell A. Nordström claimed that the future of the world will be solved by 600 cities, not 200 nation states. In the panel section of the symposium, chaired by Anni Sinnemäki, discussed on topical urban policy issues. MDI assisted the City of Helsinki along in planning, implementing and reporting this occasion. For initialization and rhythm of the event MDI produced video inserts in collaboration with Creamframe. The event got a lot of positive feedback – the debate was again in place.

Material of the event:

https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/fi/kaupunki-ja-hallinto/kaupunkisymposium

Direct link to introvideo on MDI’s YouTube channel.

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