Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2016 - Page 59

THE ANGLE By Hannu Penttilä The writer is Deputy Mayor of the City of Vantaa Vantaa – City of Streams T he success of cities can be measured in various ways. For today’s cities, accessibility and environmental issues are often paramount. When making comparisons, however, one often gets lost in a jungle of little details. The City of Seattle in the US decided to simplify its measurement system years ago; it started to concentrate on the number of salmon rising up the local streams. In Finland, this same measure can now be used in Vantaa, the Airport City of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The Vantaa River is already the most important trout river on the Gulf of Finland an