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Want to make a difference? Help Helsinki develop user-friendly digital services

Do you have good ideas for making the City of Helsinki’s services more user-friendly and inviting? If you do, we want to hear what you have to say. We are looking for a diverse assortment of residents to join the city’s developer community. After you have joined, you can log in to the online community at any time that is convenient for you and have a say on a range of topics that you feel are important.

The City of Helsinki is interested in hearing about your specific needs, wishes and opinions as users of our municipal services. Helsinki’s developer community already has over 500 members that represent residents of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Your perspective could be the perfect addition.

Available in Finnish, Swedish and English, the developer community is intended for Helsinki residents over the age of 15, as younger residents are able to contribute through other channels. The developer community operates on a restricted website that members can log in to with a personal user ID and password. All members participate under pseudonyms.

GoGift gift cards (accepted by hundreds of shops and services) and Helsinki-themed goods are raffled off to community members at regular intervals to thank them for participating. 

New topics: Outdoor activities, social services and city maintenance

This autumn, the community will be discussing the development of many digital services, including several new themed pages for its website. Topics include nature areas, outdoor activities, and social services for adults, young people and newcomers to the area, as well as the city’s maintenance of streets, parks and public buildings.

The topics of nature and outdoor recreation focus on Helsinki's outdoor areas and parks. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts about the city’s nature sites and nature trails, as well as outdoor recreation areas and their services. Islands, parks, beaches, and boating are also in mix.

Website pages on social services cover the City of Helsinki’s financial support services, as well as support and services for the homeless, new arrivals in the country, and the unemployed.

The city maintenance topics touch on matters related to the maintenance of city streets, parks and buildings. If you have opinions about things like the condition of the streets, noise or litter, this topic will surely be of interest.

The continued development of OmaStadi, Helsinki’s campaign to promote participatory democracy, will also be a discussion topic. Learning more about OmaStadi’s many resident-inspired urban improvements will give you an inside look into Helsinki’s pioneering efforts to involve the city’s residents in decision-making.

Join the City of Helsinki developer community today at https://uusi.hel.fi/liity.

Photo: Jussi Hellsten