Housing and environment

Espoo is home to more than 260 000 people. As the second largest city in Finland, Espoo is an enjoyable, lively and rapidly growing and developing place of residence. The network-like urban structure of Espoo relies heavily on the routes and nodes of road and rail traffic. In the upcoming years, a record number of investments will be made in developing the city. 

The City of Espoo is a significant builder. It develops and builds e.g. traffic lanes, park and other public areas as well as premises for the city’s own service production. Public building enables the creation and maintenance of the basic necessities of urban life. Public building projects are often the result of cooperation between multiple parties.

Come and join us on an amazing excursion for whole family to the woods around Villa Elfvik.Departure in front of the Nature House. Bring a snack and dress according to the weather. Admission free. Welcome!
Sirpa Hertell, chair of the Espoo Sustainable Development programme will attend the UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development in the middle of July. Hertell will travel to New York as part of the Finnish delegation led by Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.


  • Each competitor of the vehicle race has a different mode of transport, such as an electric bike, a Segway, a wooden bike or just an ordinary bicycle. The competitors are, among others, Christoffer Masar, Mayor of Kauniainen, Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo, Maria Guzenina, President of Espoo City Council and Member of Parliament, Özlem Canel, Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands, Irma Karjalainen, Director, Regional and Environmental Information at HSY, and Marek Salermo, cycling expert.


  • Espoo Day 27.8.
    2016-08-27 8:00
    On Espoo Day on 27 August we can enjoy great events from dawn till dusk. Entrance is free to all events.
  • Direct Sale Sunday
    2016-09-18 10:00
    Nature House Villa Elfvik allows you to purchase delicious organic products.
  • Direct Sale Sunday
    2016-10-16 10:00
    Nature House Villa Elfvik allows you to purchase delicious organic products.
Published 2011-12-22 7:23 , updated 2015-01-02 9:39