MDI Studies the Real Estate And Construction Industry’s Views on Housing Policy and Housing Market in Jyväskylä

MDI will carry out a survey which will look at the views of construction companies and real estate developers in Jyväskylä to promote the social sustainability of residential areas and the principles of housing policy. The survey is carried out by interviewing the construction companies and developers operating both in Jyväskylä and nationally. The aim of the survey is to develop new operating models and incentives for both zoning and land plots. The work will be completed in November 2018.

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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