Congrats to Professor Jauhiainen on Academy of Finland Urban research project URMI

The Academy of Finland has selected three major urbanisation research projects (4 million euros each) to be conducted in the next 3 to 6 years. One of the selected projects was Professor Jussi Jauhiainen’s URMI project. The research project Urbanization, Mobilities and Immigration (URMI) analyzes the future of urbanization and its drivers, the state-of-art and promotion of urban sustainability and resource efficiency, the impact of urbanization to regions, and the impact of immigration on urbanization, especially in the largest urban regions in Finland. Communication and interaction with the societal interest groups in the project is wide, participatory and engaging, including large Foresight Seminars and Co-Design Workshops targeted to the research themes. The policy-makers and stakeholders are frequently informed about the most recent significant research results in urbanization futures, urban sustainability and immigration impacts. Social media is actively used for interactive communication.

URMI’s stakeholder board is with significant local, regional and national actors from public, private and non-governmental sectors. MDI, as a stakeholder board member, has confirmed its commitment to the URMI activities and is looking forward to an active role in stakeholder board.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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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,…

Read more 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?