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Press release: Finland will become more urbanised, regionalised and internationalised in the 2020s and 2030s

MDI’s new population forecast up to 2040 shows that Finland’s internal population development will continue to diverge during the 2020s and 2030s. The forecast confirms the growth trend in respect of Finland’s larger cities and thus the continuing process of urbanisation. This ‘third wave’ of regionalisation does however display some new features, primarily, the expansion … Continue reading Press release: Finland will become more urbanised, regionalised and internationalised in the 2020s and 2030s

Press release: Urbanisation continues despite Covid-19 – urban policy must be sharpened to overcome the crisis

While urbanisation continues, large cities are at the centre of the global shock caused by the pandemic. Exiting the crisis requires swift urban policy action. Cities must become leaders in the fight against climate change, invest in the flexibility of the building stock’s circular economy and combat the polarisation of residential areas. The role of … Continue reading Press release: Urbanisation continues despite Covid-19 – urban policy must be sharpened to overcome the crisis

The area analysis of the new ‘welfare regions’: These new regions are divided into four groups based on regional differences, regional profile and population base

MDI carried out an analysis of the regional characteristics and regional profile of the new ‘welfare regions’ as they currently stand. The regions are compared in the analysis from the perspective of vitality, carrying capacity, morbidity and future demographic development. Based on the results, regional economic and demographic differences between the areas are significant. The … Continue reading The area analysis of the new ‘welfare regions’: These new regions are divided into four groups based on regional differences, regional profile and population base

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