MDI co-creating a pop-up day in wellbeing in Porvoo

The City of Porvoo will have a next generation wellbeing centre in 2014. Idea is to collect all relevant players from public, private and third sector as well as students under the same roof. MDI is co-creating a pop-up day in wellbeing on 26th November in Gammelbacka, a suburb of Porvoo. The aim of the pop-up day is to collect experiences both from wellbeing service clients and producers, as new services and products are more and more developed by piloting and end-user testing. Content is more important than walls: what services people need, who can provide them and how they are produced tomorrow? MDI has facilitated a workshop and a 24H camp to wellbeing players prior to pop-up day. An innovation race will take place in spring 2014 when concept of wellbeing centre is further developed. 

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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