MDI Camp in May: How to Attract Investments to Eastern Finland?

Key investment attractors from Eastern Finland (ie. From Northern and Southern Savo as well as from North Carelia) will gather together to an attractive location in Rantasalmi on May 23 to 24. to work on workable models for attracting investments to region. In the camp, the most attractive destinations for investment and development platforms will be scanned and sharpened, as well as exchange of experiences for most successful aftercare services for established companies. We will work on ideas, how Eastern Finland as a whole could be an interesting investment destination and get to know in more detail the profiles and business development models in other regions and urban areas.

Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

National goals in respect of preventing climate change and boosting the circular economy require strengthening. This entails the creation of viable solutions and indeed the adoption of a new approach in the municipalities. Based on the National Urban Strategy, a preliminary study has been produced which considered a number of potential policy instruments for climate and circular economy work. For the municipal level, the publication provides information on what kinds of instruments already exist, while for the state level, it suggests a number of new ideas for prospective policy instruments.

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PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision

Ilppo Soininvaara (M.Sc.), MDI’s specialist in urban development and politics, researched for his PhD thesis the policy of urbanisation in Finland. The PhD thesis illustrates the development of urbanisation, the related political debate and various strategic interests. Soininvaara defended his thesis on May 25, 2022 at 12 noon at the faculty of science of the University of Helsinki. The thesis’ subject is “The politics of urbanisation – From a global imperative to national struggles”.

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