Plans for developing town centres

Four municipalities in the Upper Savo region are seeking to boost their attractiveness and vitality by developing town centres. The city of Iisalmi and municipalities of Lapinlahti, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä have conducted a survey to scan the thoughts and ideas for the development of services in the town centres from inhabitants, businesses and other stakeholders earlier this spring. MDI will carry out an intensive process to the municipalities resulting in the development plans for town centres in each municipality. Based on the desk study, the process culminates in “centre hackathon”, where the contents for the development plans will be outlined. The work will be finalised by the end of 2017.