7.4.2014 MDI updated regional plan for Lapland

During autumn 2013 and spring 2014 developers in Lapland worked hard for future success. MDI took part in updating regional plan for Lapland. The Regional Council of Lapland wanted to renew the structure and outline of regional planning documents by introducing a phenomenon-based approach to the strategy process. From now on, the regional plan is known as the regional strategy of Lapland 2040 and the regional strategic programme as Lapland agreement. The strategy presents the eligible status of development and outlines the objectives and means for long-term perspective for the year 2040. The whole process of renewing regional strategy and Lapland agreement aimed at gathering development instruments and profound sectorial planning to support commonly identified goals. These documents create a whole, regional actors may together implement.

Check out the regional strategy “Lapland – the Arctic Gate of Europe” (in Finnish) at

http://www.lappi.fi/lapinliitto/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=26224&name=DLFE-22708.pdf 

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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