Helsinki, a city of newcomers

Although I was born in Helsinki, I still think that by nature, this is a city of newcomers.

People move here for work or for their studies, to reach their goals or to achieve their dreams. With this stream of new arrivals comes a hopefulness that makes developing this city very inspiring.

I want to work towards a Helsinki that builds new homes, schools and day care centres. Our schools and daycare centres offer consistent high-quality education and attentive care in all areas of the city. It is a point of pride for Helsinki that our children are well looked after regardless of the neighbourhood they happen to live in.

A growing city populated by people from all walks of life is an attractive place for companies to invest in as well.

Climate change will be tackled in cities. I want to be in charge of a Helsinki that leads by example. A city that demonstrates that it is possible to cut emissions, construct more becoming urban areas, achieve goals together, and to tend to those members of the community that have faced hardship in life.