Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our Happy City Hour in Hämeenlinna Urban Forum

Urban Forum XVI in Hämeenlinna focused on Smart movement – and growth it generates. The benchmarking work on Helsinki-Hämeenlinna-Tampere growth corridor conducted by MDI earlier this year engendered ideas especially in session focusing on development of railway stations and transport, chaired by MDI’s Urban Policy Senior Advisor Eero Holstila. At Urban Forum Pitstop, Janne Antikainen … Continue reading Our Happy City Hour in Hämeenlinna Urban Forum

MDI Challenges Travel Strategy

Oulu region is the third biggest travel region in Finland measured by annual overnight stays just behind Lapland and Helsinki-Uusimaa region. There are three equally interesting sub-regions for travel – Kalajoki leisure resort by the sea, Oulu region with all-round facilities for sport and fun, and Koillismaa sub-region with nature and winter sports attractions. The … Continue reading MDI Challenges Travel Strategy

MDI Asks Municipalities about Prospects for Growth and Development

In Finland, municipality reform has been under construction during the last years. MDI is irritated about the fact that development and growth of (and in) municipalities has been hidden under services in the discussion of municipality structure. Before one splits the cake, it needs to risen first. MDI wants to be escorting Finland to new … Continue reading MDI Asks Municipalities about Prospects for Growth and Development