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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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Municipal survey 2021: The best grades for vitality policy are in North Karelia and Ostrobothnia where, despite the prolongation of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is still faith in the future

In November-December 2021, MDI organised a nationwide municipal survey for the seventh time. With the survey, we gathered together the…

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Statistical review of women’s knowledge work in rural areas analyses the gender segregation of the labour force – the number of women in knowledge work has decreased in rural areas

As part of MDI’s UUTTU project, a statistical review of women’s knowledge work in rural areas was undertaken. The statistical…

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