In search of a Positive Gaming Position for Posintra Ltd

In recent years, the term “positive gaming position” has emerged in soccer talk. It means that the player must already have a forward direction towards the attack direction, which will allow faster gameplay – take the game fast forward. MDI made an analysis of the regional development company Posintra Ltd’s position and role in development field in the Eastern Uusimaa. The work outlined the position of Posintra at the moment, and even more deeply trying to figure out on what field game is played. Posintra has been a development company in the Eastern Uusimaa region for the past two decades. It has had a reasonably good position from the start, pressure on change has been created especially through external factors. At present, the biggest issue is who provides development and growth services to municipalities. Some municipalities have a growing willingness to channel development through their own activities, not through regional development company. Another key factor is the regional governmental reform and its impact on development. The third acute question is the adequacy of public development funding. All members of the Board were interviewed and the position of the development company in the key actors’ was discussed in a workshop . The work was due in Spring 2017.

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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