Roadmap for Urbanization II: Urban Building to stimulate Finnish economy

The role of the cities as creators of the growth and in strengthening of the vitality is facing a new challenge with the renewing of the regional administration system. The work conducted by MDI and several experts in building and urban development produced a report that included a description of the views of Finnish urbanization based on the best disposable knowledge and an action plan for the upcoming urban building needs in Finnish cities and growth corridors. A special attention was paid to the role of the cities, renewing division of labour between different actors and financing of the future infrastructure investments. The work was carried out in workshops during spring 2016. The results are that the development of rail connections and station areas is vital for bigger cities. Creating new locations and taking the wastelands in good use can pursue growth.