Co-operation in Helsinki Region North has Gathered Regional Will and Voice

Ten municipalities in the Helsinki Region North (a.k.a. Central Uusimaa Region) have organised their regional co-operation in key development themes through KUUMA co-operation concept. MDI conducted an evaluation for current council period of 2013–2016. According to MDI’s e evaluation, KUUMA co-operation has played an important role in the compilation of the common will and voice in the region. During this council period, co-operation has focused on major infrastructure issues (especially transport and land use). Through KUUMA co-operation this pack of 10 small and medium sized municipalities is now considered as a respectable negotiating partner with the metropolitan area and the state authorities. As for the future, MDI sees two possible paths: even stronger focus on fewer themes, which requires will and skill to make shared choices. Another alternative path is the consolidation of municipalities, which is also a viable option when the structures around are changing due to major reforms in health and social services as well as in regional government. MDI continues sparring in two workshops to be organised  in January-March.

MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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