The city of Kokkola was renewing its strategy while preparing 400-year anniversary in 2020. Kokkola chose MDI to support the city in preparing the strategy. MDI was responsible for planning and conducting the strategy process, making a proposal for the structure of the strategy document and drafting a written conclusion of the process. MDI also helped the process by facilitating workshops. The strategy work was conducted in cooperation with the city personnel, councillors, inhabitants and various stakeholders. The strategy was due in September 2017.