MDI spars and designs development strategies and programme preparation.
We guide our customers through the strategy work, design development programmes, and draw enthusiastic roadmaps for the future.
We strive for sparring and interactive evaluations.
We carry out sparring ex ante, interim and ex post evaluations of development programmes and organisations with an urge for development.
MDI carries out both long-term research and rapid, practical studies.
We carry out both long-term studies and various rapid, practical studies and inspiring experiments for new approaches.
MDI in numbers
1 main thought, idea and goal – regional development with impact
100+ workshops annually
500+ tailored thematic interviews
3 000+ participants in workshops and events
20 000+ respondents in our surveys
100 000+ kilometres by train to meet our clients
Marjo Alaviitala, M.A.
Specialist 050 329 4015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janne Antikainen, Lic.Phil. (Human Geography)
Design Director, Partner, Chairman +358 40 764 1829 email@example.com
Rasmus Aro, B.SOC.SC.
Specialist 040 187 1027 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timo Aro, D.Soc.Sc.
Specialist +358 45 657 7890 email@example.com
Susanna Haanpää, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 40 936 8863 firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Heikkinen, M.Sc. (Admin.)
Specialist +358 40 410 9310 email@example.com
Jouko Järnefelt, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist 050 373 3638 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aleksi Koivisto, M.SC. (ADMIN.)
Specialist 040 686 2604 email@example.com
Anssi Kumpula, B.Sc. (Econ.)
Graphic Designer +358 50 357 9252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaakko Huttunen, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 44 970 7798 email@example.com
Valtteri Laasonen, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist, Partner +358 50 533 0604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Laiho, M.SOC.SC.
Specialist 040 749 9758 email@example.com
Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith, PhD, (POL.SC.) & International Relations
Development Director 050 513 4810 firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuli Manu, B.Soc.Sc. (Sociology)
Specialist +358 50 356 3980 email@example.com
Juho Nyman, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist +358 50 321 8790 firstname.lastname@example.org
Minna Mayer, D.Soc.Sc.
Specialist +358 40 709 6898 email@example.com
Sari Rannanpää, M.Phil.
Specialist +358 50 523 6872 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinikukka Pyykkönen, M.Sc. (Admin.), B.Sc. (Pol.Sc.)
Specialist +358 40 846 0846 email@example.com
Tommi Ranta, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Managing Director, Partner +358 40 588 2839 firstname.lastname@example.org
Henrika Ruokonen, M.SC. (ADMIN.)
Specialist 040 848 5557 email@example.com
Kirsi Siltanen, M. Sc. (Admin)
Specialist 040 667 4678 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilppo Soininvaara, M.Sc.
Specialist +358 50 411 0980 email@example.com
Jere Talvitie, B.Sc. (Admin.)
Specialist +358 50 301 4698 firstname.lastname@example.org
Satu Tolonen, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 40 704 3247 email@example.com
Mikko Valtakari, Lic. Phil. (Planning Geography)
Specialist, partner +358 40 569 1568 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eero Holstila, M.Sc.Soc.
Senior Advisor, Urban Policy 050 567 2087 email@example.com
Timo Hämäläinen, M.Sc., M.A.
Advisor, Urban Policy 040 510 0313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jari Kolehmainen, D.Sc. (Admin.)
Senior Advisor, urban and regional development +358 40 584 9077 email@example.com
Chris Smith, M.Litt (Strategic Studies), PhD Candidate in Public Administration
Advisor 040 757 7573 firstname.lastname@example.org
Osmo Soininvaara, Lic. (Soc. Sci.)
Senior Policy Advisor
Kari Hannus, M. Sc. (Tech.)
Advisor, land use, housing and traffic, municipal economics +358 50 2970
Kristiina Helenius, M.Sc. (Econ)
Advisor, International affairs, United States +358 45 122 6051 / +1 202 365 9174
Natalia Rincon, M.Sc. Architecture, PHD candidate in Smart Cities
Advisor, Urban Policy 040 9359 824
Jukka Vesalainen, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Senior Advisor 050 562 5048 email@example.com
Jarl Matti Anttila, M.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Partner, Board Member 041 439 2582 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anssi Uitto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Partner, Board Member 040 527 3844 email@example.com
Petri Jalasto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Advisor, Transport Policy firstname.lastname@example.org
Jouko Luukkonen, M.Sc. (Admin.), MBA
Owner, entrepreneur, LGR-Consulting Oy +358 45 189 3138 email@example.com
Eero Laesterä, D.Sc. (Admin.)
Chairperson of the Board, Perlacon Oy +358 400 735 772 firstname.lastname@example.org
Client Manager +358 50 441 3209 email@example.com
COO, Strategist, Avidly +358 40 834 4482 firstname.lastname@example.org
MDI calculated a specific population forecast for the region of South Ostrobotnia based on the forecast model designed in February 2019. In addition, a general overview of the expected prognosis on a municipal level was produced. In the regional forecast, the three basic elements of the population were considered: natural population growth, migration, and immigration. … Continue reading Population forecast for region of South Ostrobotnia
MDI reviewed the preparation of the health and social services reform – the process was marked by uncertainty and ambiguity
Our report on the preparation of the provincial and social reform has now been published. The final report highlights both the challenges and successes of the reform process. The major legislative project of ex-Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government’s was the reform of the regional administration encompassing also a major reform to the healthcare system. Preparation … Continue reading MDI reviewed the preparation of the health and social services reform – the process was marked by uncertainty and ambiguity
MDI will study the current state of pre-school education, specifically, the costs of and preconditions for the extension of free pre-school education to Tampere City Region. The report describes the current state of pre-school education in the municipalities of the urban area, develops the comparability of the pre-primary education and economic data on the municipalities, … Continue reading MDI to study the preconditions for expanding free pre-school education in Tampere City Region
The ’Ring Rail Line’ has given a strong growth boost to Vantaa – a national framework is needed to evaluate the wider impacts
On a national scale, Vantaa’s Ring Rail Line is a major investment in transport which will have a significant impact on land use and infrastructure. The significance of the track is much greater than just the traffic flow. It is a user interface that influences Vantaa’s ability to absorb the growth of the metropolitan area … Continue reading The ’Ring Rail Line’ has given a strong growth boost to Vantaa – a national framework is needed to evaluate the wider impacts