Municipal election 2017

Seven years ago I founded YIMBY Helsinki (Yes In My Back Yard), and have had the pleasure of seeing the fruits of my labours ripen. A new, more urban city plan has been approved. The rail network will expand to Laajasalo and suburban areas with the Crown Bridges (Kruunusillat) connection and the Raide-Jokeri light railway.

Yet much remains to be done, and that is why I’m standing for election as councillor in the Helsinki Municipal Elections in 2017.

I want Helsinki to be a tightly-knit urban city with even better public transport, a wide selection of urban amenities and plenty of housing. Let’s make Helsinki into a successful city that offers every one of us a good place to live and work.

In my Helsinki, everyone can live a good life. This is why all children, both with and without special needs, and their families should be supported, instead of daunted by labyrinthine bureaucracy.

Join me

To help me become a councillor and serve your needs better, you can join my support group: just send e-mail to

The campaign is also in need of funds. You can easily support me financially using my Green Party donation site at