Helsinki is not an egg

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Cedric Price’s famous picture of the city as an egg from classical to modern is a good way to analyse the recent strategic plan of Helsinki, particularly the extension of the core and compaction between suburban neighbourhoods. This return to the ’boiled egg’ is however agaist international research results. For instance, the network theory requires rather to concentrate on connections and cooperation - something that still are lacking in the contemporary strategies.
Translated title of the contributionHelsinki is not an egg
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationKaupunkien aikakausi
Subtitle of host publicationKaupunkitutkijoiden puheenvuoroja 2020-luvun kaupunkipolitiikasta
EditorsInga Nyholm
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherHelsingin kaupunki
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-331-426-9
ISBN (Print)978-952-331-425-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book


  • Helsinki City, urbanization, urban policies, network city

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