Monthly Archives: October 2019

MDI’s developing evaluation goes hand in hand with the Tolkkupaja project

We are carrying out the ESF funded Tolkkupaja project for the City of Seinäjoki’s youth services during the period 2019–2021. The Tolkkupaja project offers activities for young people under the age of 30 living in Seinäjoki. The project is focused around youth work, with the TE Office, the city’s employment services, Kela, adult social work … Continue reading MDI’s developing evaluation goes hand in hand with the Tolkkupaja project

Competition between cities tightens, versatile provincial centres succeed

Finland’s national urban network remains comprehensive. There are 29 functionally important urban areas in Finland, almost half of which are versatile university-cities or neighbourhoods in the metropolitan area. On the other hand, smaller urban areas are already falling from the list of important urban areas. The data comes from a new book ‘The new era … Continue reading Competition between cities tightens, versatile provincial centres succeed

Press release: ‘The new era of urban policy’ will become required reading for urban development practitioners

The new book outlines the development cycle of Finnish urbanisation, elaborates on the concepts of urban policy, describes the stages of state urban policy and presents the challenges emerging from 20th century urban policy. ‘The new era of urban policy’ fills a major gap in urban policy research in Finland, bringing together experts representing the … Continue reading Press release: ‘The new era of urban policy’ will become required reading for urban development practitioners

New book ‘The new era of urban policy’ will be published on 23. October

Urban policy will receive its much-needed groundbreaking book next week when ‘The new era of urban policy’ is released on Wednesday, 23 October at 8am at the Helsinki City Museum. The new book promises a more structured discussion of urban policy – it outlines the development cycle of Finnish urbanisation, clarifies the concepts of urban … Continue reading New book ‘The new era of urban policy’ will be published on 23. October

The new training programme will bring together regional developers from across Finland

MDI Academy, a new training programme for regional developers, will begin next year. Through the creation of the MDI Academy we want to support the work of public administration developers and leaders. The training programme, which runs from January to October 2020, includes three coaching modules and a study tour. “The content of the population … Continue reading The new training programme will bring together regional developers from across Finland