Business Advisory Processes Fine-Tuned in Helsinki Region North

Regional Development Company in the Helsinki Region North, better known as KEUKE, is responsible for coordinating regional business services in Helsinki Region North. MDI helped KEUKE to illustrate the most central business service processes in cooperation with other key stakeholders in the region. The work, carried out entirely by MDI, included a total of five intensive one-day workshops in the region, process descriptions as process charts and service paths as well as a training module consisting of five training themes and sessions. As a result of the project, a straightforward manual was produced for the use of regional business advisors. The manual works as a development tool for developing common advisory processes in the future.

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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