Director of the city department "Urban research and statistics"

City of Helsinki (Finland)

Timo Cantell is Director of City of Helsinki Urban Facts. Urban Facts, established in 1911, is a city department that produces urban statistics and urban research serving the interests of the City of Helsinki administration, citizens and the business sector. The City Archives also forms part of the department. In the past few years Urban Facts has specialized in open data and its promotion.

Cantell has a doctorate degree in Sociology. His research work deals with major urban events and their impacts. Prior to Urban Facts he worked as Professor of Arts Management at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Sibelius Academy).

Timo Cantell is a member of the steering committee of La Fabrique de la Cité.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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