Airport City Aviapolis located next to Helsinki Airport is the economic engine of Helsinki metropolitan region. Aviapolis, a hub of international and national transport and passenger flows, is becomig a vibrant business and residential destination, where the whole world can be easily reached. Aviapolis redefines the modern airport city concept: the former noisy backyard turns into source of new activity, growth and prosperity. Helsinki Airport is a major hub for air traffic between Europe and Asia. Due to Finland’s location on the northeastern edge of the EU, transiting via Helsinki shaves an hour or two off the flight time to destinations in Asia. Helsinki Airport is a new “shortcut” between the two continents. Of all the Northern European Airports, Helsinki Airport offers the highest number of direct flight connections to Asia. Global connectivity of Helsinki Airport has nearby doubled in decade. Traditionally, airports and cities have been linked, but physically divided. As vivid airport cities emerge airports will be better connected to regions around them and in an remarkable way to the urban development of an airport city. Aviapolis in Finland is one of the leading examples of the development. Major investments on infrastrcuture, like Ring Rail Line, taken into use 2015, and the ongoing Airport Expansion, enable the growth. A master plan for the airpot city (2016) is ensuring it follows a template that is smart, connected and green. The aim is to ensure the area provides a bright future for those who live and work there. Arja drives the vision to develop and brand Aviapolis as a true, international city next to busy airport. Arja is a frequent featured speaker at airport city events globally: Airport Cities Conference (Qingdao, China, 2016), 2nd Aerotropolis Asia (Singapore, 2017), Airport Cities - Cities of the Future (Vantaa, Finland, 2017), Global AirRail Confrence (Brussels, Belgium, 2017).