City information and statistics
The purpose of regional information cooperation is to maintain joint information services duties and promote regional data gathering and research.
Regional cooperation is based on an agreement between the HSY Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority and its member municipalities on cooperation regarding basic register maintenance and the organisation of administration related to the regional information service. Regional information services aim to secure a uniform knowledge base in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
HSY Regional Information produces information in order to improve the urban environment. The tasks of the unit are air quality monitoring, strategy work on the mitigation of, and adaptati-on to, climate change and producing, delivering and improving the quality of regional information data.
Helsinki Region Statistics
The database contains basic time series statistics by municipality and total Helsinki Region. The database also contains timeseries about Uusimaa and Eastern Uusimaa Provinces by municipality.
[Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, HSY, Uudenmaan liitto]
Metropolitan Region Urban Research and Cooperation Program 2010-2014 is a project based on horizontal and multi-nodal cooperation network, which develops and funds urban research and related development activities as well as applying scientific research data, results and knowledge as the basis of decision-making, creates best-practices and new innovative operation models. Program in English (pdf).
Helsinki Region Infoshare Project aims to make regional information accessible to all. The data on offer is ready to be used freely at no cost. Users can download information and use it in decision-making, utilise it in their applications, or develop entirely new services based on the information.
[Helsinki Region Infoshare Project]
ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET
University of Helsinki: Network for Urban Studies
The network seeks to develop cooperation in urban research in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
[University of Helsinki]
Statistics Finland: Statistical databases
European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN)
is a European initiative in which 15 EU Member States and two city networks participate. Its primary aim is to share knowledge and experiences in tackling urban issues.
[Ministry of Interior and City of Helsinki]
collects information on the living conditions in 258 large and medium-sized cities within the European Union and the candidate countries (EU27).