Helsinki beyond dreams is a new book about urban culture and events created by inhabitants, and how these can make a difference. It explores social innovations and grassroots initiative making the Finnish capital more open, green and inspiring.

“Recently cited as the world’s most livable city, Helsinki is bubbling with new ideas and creative endeavors. Find out how the rediscovery of traditional “everyman’s rights” is turning into an enchanting new narrative of community responsibility, participatory planning, urban farms and food carnivals.

This book is for anyone interested in making cities better places to live – for citizens, designers, decision makers and planners alike. Embedded in inspiring stories by urban activists, thinkers and artists, Helsinki Beyond Dreams presents ideas for better future cities that can be applied anywhere in the world.”

Helsinki Beyond Dreams is edited and compiled by Finnish architect and urbanist Hella Hernberg, illustrated by Sac Magique, and published by Urban Dream Management.

Get the book here.

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