Regional development consulting company MDI has updated the Urban Network Study, that has functioned as a tool for following and developing national urban network in Finland and in the Finnish urban regions for 20 years. The national urban network is still extensive. Finland has 30 functionally important urban regions. Among the urban regions five of … Continue reading The national urban network reducing, top widened in 20 years
During the past two years among the regional cities (second and third tier cities) have had four thematic national networks, one of which has been the co-operation of smart green growth cities (www.smartcities.fi). Today, MDI facilitated the wrap-up seminar, where two years of development work was summarised. The network has mobilised development efforts in e.g. … Continue reading Towards Vibrant Second and Third Tier Cities
MDI worked on new products and launched vitality rocket concept earlier this autumn. Parts of the vitality rocket are vitality policy, accessibility, business-friendliness, city planning, housing and land use policies. First launch pad for vitality rocket will be built in the City of Kouvola. The result will be a concrete, concise and clear vitality program for the … Continue reading Kouvola First to Buy Vitality Rocket
MDI is involved in assessing what is the position of cycling (including electric bikes and Segways) in MaaS (Mobility as a Service) around the world and in Finland. The project surveys successful experiments from around the world and analyses how they can be imported into the Finnish regions. MDI’s role is specifically to identify the … Continue reading Is Bike the Missing Link in MaaS?