OECD: Invest in the tail

Janne Antikainen ran an international regional development seminar in Nordregio, Stockholm. The seminar focused on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and it laid basis for the Nordic countries to seek strategic guidelines or regional development after 2013. All the presentation material may be seen at http://www.nordregio.se/System/News-on-hold/Smart-sustainable-and-inclusive-regions/. The pearl of all interesting presentations was ”Promoting Growth in All Regions” by José Enrique Garcilazo of OECD (click link below). OECD’s main message on growth: 2/3 of the growth comes from smaller towns instead of big citites, therefore development investments should also be directed to this group.

MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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