26.2.2014 Janne Antikainen appointed to analyse municipal structure of Oulu region

Janne Antikainen will do a special municipal structure analysis on eight municipalities (Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulu and Tyrnävä) of Oulu region, 4th largest urban region located in Northern Finland. Ministry of Finance has decided that municipal structure is specially analysed around ten largest urban regions in Finland, do to the fact that large cities and surrounding suburban municipalities are not able to develop with full potential with current municipal structure. Antikainen is joined by Mr. Claes Krüger and Markku Mölläri. Work will be finalised by end of the year 2014.

For more information, please visit: www.vm.fi (in Finnish) 

Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

National goals in respect of preventing climate change and boosting the circular economy require strengthening. This entails the creation of viable solutions and indeed the adoption of a new approach in the municipalities. Based on the National Urban Strategy, a preliminary study has been produced which considered a number of potential policy instruments for climate and circular economy work. For the municipal level, the publication provides information on what kinds of instruments already exist, while for the state level, it suggests a number of new ideas for prospective policy instruments.

Read more Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision

Ilppo Soininvaara (M.Sc.), MDI’s specialist in urban development and politics, researched for his PhD thesis the policy of urbanisation in Finland. The PhD thesis illustrates the development of urbanisation, the related political debate and various strategic interests. Soininvaara defended his thesis on May 25, 2022 at 12 noon at the faculty of science of the University of Helsinki. The thesis’ subject is “The politics of urbanisation – From a global imperative to national struggles”.

Read more PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision