The Competitiveness of Lahti Region Turns into Action

The Lahti Region Competitiveness report was released today at the Asko Area development seminar in Lahti. The Asko Area is a large development site next to the Lahti Railway station in the edge of Metropolitan Area in Finland. The Lahti Region is currently more competitive than the development figures show. An urban  reputation has been stained over decades by the traditional industry. Now is the time for the reputation washing, as the development figures of Lahti look promising, though traces of industrial restructuring can still be seen. Long tradition affects businesses, regeneration generates from inside-out. The new economy is already in products and services, and more value is added to products and services. It is important to build links to other urban areas in order to increase competence. Urban active life environment will attract young activists, who usher new growth. Urban activities must be given opportunities. The Lahti Region will become an active urban life area by investing in the soft factors.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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