Monthly Archives: February 2019

MDI studies the broader regional economic implications of a fast-track in Eastern Finland

MDI provides an evaluation of and data visualisation on the impact of a fast railway track in Eastern Finland. The clients of this project are the cities of Kouvola and Porvoo. A fast railway track serving Eastern Finland would run from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Kouvola via Porvoo. This would considerably shorten travel times to Eastern … Continue reading MDI studies the broader regional economic implications of a fast-track in Eastern Finland

Population projection for 10 urban areas published 22nd of February

At the end of last year, Statistics Finland published a new population projection, according to which Finland’s population will begin to decline by the 2030s. The primary reason for this is the sharp decline in the birth rate during the current decade. Statistics Finland did not publish a municipal or regional projection. Its latest projection … Continue reading Population projection for 10 urban areas published 22nd of February

MDI compared 6Aika cities with five alternative regional models

MDI will carry out a comparative analysis of the options for expanding the ITI instrument (6Aika) for sustainable urban development during the period 2021-2027 on the basis of various statistical graphs. The analysis focused on variables related to regional economy, demographic development, attractiveness, job and employment development, know-how, and research and product development. For each … Continue reading MDI compared 6Aika cities with five alternative regional models

MDI supports Raahe in developing a growth strategy

The city of Raahe is developing a growth strategy that is positioned between the urban strategy and the long-term operational activities of the governing bodies. The City has ordered a present state analysis from MDI to support its growth strategy and three different growth scenarios for future urban development. The scenarios have three directions: shrinking, … Continue reading MDI supports Raahe in developing a growth strategy

MDI analyses the attractiveness of Pietarsaari

In this analysis the attractiveness of Pietarsaari was examined based on population trends, migration and the composition of migration flows. The town of Pietarsaari is pivotal from the perspective of economics and employment trends, though population trends and regional attractiveness does not match the former trends. MDI created a visual PowerPoint presentation in both Finnish … Continue reading MDI analyses the attractiveness of Pietarsaari