MDI is evaluating the National Network on Land use, Housing and Transportation. The network consists of 16 cities or city regions and national actors (information about the network in English). The evaluation will be finished at the end of August but already the first findings indicate that the network has been a success. The network has spread knowledge and experiences. The priorities and themes have been up to date. For an example many city regions have been developing the regions surrounding railway stations. The biggest stumbling block has been the financing of the network which has been granted annually. This has made long-term planning impossible. Trends and the government programme imply that the need for the network and the development of the land use, housing and transportation issues exists.
For more information (in Finnish): First findings of the evaluation of National Network on Land use, Housing and Transportation