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Competition between cities tightens, versatile provincial centres succeed

Finland’s national urban network remains comprehensive. There are 29 functionally important urban areas in Finland, almost half of which are versatile university-cities or neighbourhoods in the metropolitan area. On the other hand, smaller urban areas are already falling from the list of important urban areas. The data comes from a new book ‘The new era … Continue reading Competition between cities tightens, versatile provincial centres succeed

Press release: ‘The new era of urban policy’ will become required reading for urban development practitioners

The new book outlines the development cycle of Finnish urbanisation, elaborates on the concepts of urban policy, describes the stages of state urban policy and presents the challenges emerging from 20th century urban policy. ‘The new era of urban policy’ fills a major gap in urban policy research in Finland, bringing together experts representing the … Continue reading Press release: ‘The new era of urban policy’ will become required reading for urban development practitioners