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Green areas offer recreational possibilities for residents, as well as sustaining biodiversity in the urban setting and the cultural environments of different eras. However, green areas do not remain attractive without any support, and the green network of the growing city of Helsinki must be developed systematically.
Assessment of the environmental impact
Investigation and assessment of the environmental impact of any project or programme brings the environmental aspect to planning and decision making. The goal is to prevent or mitigate a detrimental impact of a project or programme on the environment.