Helsinki received its own cultural environment programme
The City Board has approved a cultural environment programme for Helsinki for 2023-2028. The programme will strengthen the relevance of cultural environments, emphasise the importance of preserving and caring for them, and encourage their use by city residents and visitors. The cultural environment programme drawn up in Helsinki for the first time is the result of extensive cooperation with the city’s various operators and consultation with stakeholders.
The starting point of the Helsinki cultural environment programme is the preservation, development and utilisation of diverse tangible and intangible cultural heritage as a resource in Helsinki. To strengthen this work, the programme identifies a total of 38 actions whose implementation will be monitored until 2028. The programme brings together information that explains the development history of our environment and the identity of the region.
The programme has been drawn up together by the Culture and Leisure Division and the Urban Environment Division in broad consultation with various stakeholders. The programme work was managed by the Helsinki City Museum, which was also responsible for promoting it. The aim of the work has also been to improve the flow of information and cooperation within the city. Since various decisions and measures concerning the cultural environment are made in the city’s various services and private projects, the practices already in place and the need to strengthen them have also been included in the programme.