Helsinki —aspects of urban development and planning

  title={Helsinki —aspects of urban development and planning},
  author={Bernhard Butzin},
Within a typical process of urbanization several particularities can be noticed in the Helsinki region: The peninsular location does not allow a zonal expansion of the city. It has rather enforced a tight spatial sectoral expansion with specific problems of traffic and land use. The retarded industrialization has led to an unusually fast population increase without control until the 1960s.The rapid growth created a twofold problem: pressure of population versus inadequate housing, small…