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Invitation to discuss ‘the good life’ in shrinking areas and their communities

Population projections look tough. Only three Finnish urban areas are projected to grow up to 2040. What then should be the focus of regional planning practice and policy? What is the meaning of ‘the good life’ in shrinking areas? If ’Plan A’ has failed, what are the regions’ own alternative strategies, what are their ’Plan … Continue reading Invitation to discuss ‘the good life’ in shrinking areas and their communities

C23 regional centres’ population projection 2040: half of all provinces have a growing centre

According to MDI’s C23 population projection, the population generally and working-age population growth in particular, will increasingly be concentrated to the employment ‘hot spots’ of large cities. Every second province will however have a growing centre. According to the forecast, 12 of the 23 central cities will grow and 11 will decline in population terms … Continue reading C23 regional centres’ population projection 2040: half of all provinces have a growing centre