MDI roasts Seinäjoki’s strategy

The city of Seinäjoki is getting prepared to draft a new city strategy that outlines new duties and tasks for the city and also pursues for renewal in every sector. As the present period for city council ends in spring 2017, the first task for the new city council is to update the city strategy. At the moment, the premises for updating the strategy are exceptional: the tasks and duties of cities are likely change dramatically due to structural changes in social and health services and also prolonged economic difficulties in the public sector in general. MDI welcomes the opportunity of sparring the city of Seinäjoki in the preparation of city strategy during autumn 2015 and spring 2016. MDI and its’ experts will roast Seinäjoki towards novel thinking and creative solutions and also for pushing the city off the comfort zone.

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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