City of Espoo

The most important resources of Espoo are its active inhabitants, educational institutions, communities and businesses. The city is developed in interaction with various partners. The goal is to make Espoo a pioneer in the municipal sector as well as a good place to live, learn and work in as well as engage in entrepreneurship.

Networked cooperation provides a futuristic model for the expanding metropolitan area. The municipalities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area share the municipal federations of transport, water and waste management, several vocational schools and universities of applied sciences as well as HUS special health care. Espoo has signed cooperation agreements with the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, the Helsinki Region as well as Kirkkonummi and Vihti. In addition, the metropolitan area needs a clear, transparent procedure for handling issues related to the development of the urban structure and decision-making.

Espoo aims to significantly increase the number of electric buses in the West Metro’s growth and development corridor and the supply traffic for the Espoo City Railway.
Awards by Mayor Jukka Mäkelä were handed out in the VIP event of the Espoo Day arranged at the Otaniemi metro construction site last Saturday.


Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19