New wellbeing hub to be built in Lahti – MDI tests co-creative ideas in pop-up on May 23

The City of Lahti is well known for its profile in sports and wellbeing. A new wellbeing hub will be constructed in the upcoming years to the very centre of the city. Companies operating in fields of wellbeing, health and sports are invited to co-create ideas to new hub, which will connect services to jobs and living in a new way. MDI will organise a pop-up day for companies in the end of May in one of the shopping centres in Lahti, in order to test co-creative services and ideas. Pop-up will give ideas both to companies and to builders and developers of the hub. 

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.

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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”.

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