MDI to design vision and roadmap for Helsinki

Tourism has become one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. It offers a great deal of potential to create new jobs and income in Helsinki as long as the development work considers the different megatrends that shape the world today. The city of Helsinki has commissioned MDI to deliver a vision for Helsinki’s tourism and event sector which will point out what steps are needed to ensure co-innovation activities that will bring added value to everyone. The project will culminate in an Amazing Race hackathon, where MDI, together with stakeholders and visionary parties, will form a shared vision about the future of tourism and events in Helsinki.

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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