MDI analyses housing policy to the Parliament

MDI is responsible for a research project focusing on how the housing policy should be developed, particularly in the metropolitan area, and how the current support tools for housing have succeeded. Housing policy is considered as the key concern in the metropolitan area, where the significant housing bottlenecks are caused by high housing costs and lack of availability of affordable rental housing. Housing subsidies also are often the subject of criticism. The aim of this study is to provide information to help the decision-making on how it would be possible to increase the positive effects of cost-effective housing policy. The client is the Parliament’s Auditing Committee. MDI research partners are Seppo Laakso and Henrik Lönnqvist. Results will be completed in the summer of 2017.

Press release by the Parliament (in Finnish): https://www.eduskunta.fi/FI/tiedotteet/Sivut/TrV_asuntopolitiikka_20161004.aspx

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,…

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