Building and Land Use

Land use and building planning creates the preconditions for a high-quality and vital built environment. Well-planned land use and building solutions promote well-being, vitality and sustainable development.

Land use and building is regulated by legislation and steered by the authorities. The objective of such steering is to create a healthy, safe and pleasant living environment which is socially functional and meets the needs of different population groups, ensure the high quality and energy efficiency of construction, make the urban structure more cohesive and compact, while promoting sustainable development and guarantee that everyone has the opportunity to participate in land use and building planning.

  • The reform of the Land Use and Building Act »

    The Land Use and Building Act concerns the use of land areas and building activities conducted on them. The aim is to create a healthy, safe and comfortable living environment that is socially functional and where the needs of various demographic groups are taken into account.

  • Low-carbon built environment programme »

    Finnish companies, municipalities, associations and other actors may receive funding for climate work in built environment.

  • What is the green transition? »

    The green transition means a shift towards economically sustainable growth and an economy that is not based on fossil fuels and overconsumption of natural resources.