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Laura Aalto, communications manager for the two-year Design Driven City project

HELSINKI-INFO is an information bulletin published by the City of Helsinki on the Internet and in print six times a year. Helsinki-info publishes the English Supplement on the net, the last one is viewable as

Furthermore, a facsimile version of the the new printed bulletin is viewable on these web pages as
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Information on the City’s actualities is available at the City of Helsinki link beside.

The next Helsinki-info and the English Supplement will be published on 15.9.2014 on the Internet and the printed version will be distributed to Helsinki households on week 38/2014.

English Supplement explains how cities can be driven by design

“Design Driven City will educate city departments and agencies about the possibilities of design and how to use design,” explains Laura Aalto, communications manager for the two-year Design Driven City project envisioned to plant design firmly into city development processes. Design Driven City continues the process started in Helsinki’s year as World Design Capital 2012 to build a better city with design. The new edition of the Helsinki Info bulletin’s English Supplement describes the project’s goals and content involving three City Designers who work hand in hand with city staff.

English Supplement presents Lonna, a new island destination being developed into a cozy recreational site. Today Lonna serves visitors with a restaurant and reminders of the island’s history. A playground, event facilities and a public sauna are in the making.

The edition also introduces Akram Shinouda, a native of Egypt who has worked his way into Finnish society through studies. A travel and tourism entrepreneur, he comments on the challenges for immigrants and foreign-born entrepreneurs in Finland.

Read about the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomin characters, and how the anniversary is celebrated.