The digital information service visualises the business environment in Tampere region

MDI implemented a digital information service for Business Tampere, gathering together the information necessary to describe the operating and business environment of Tampere region. The service is the first to provide this kind of coverage in Finland. The purpose of the visualisation package is to describe and promote Tampere as a business area with a view to attracting more international companies and foreign investment. At the same time, the service is also used as a follow-up service to the development of the business environment.

The data used for the visualisations was e.g. from Statistics Finland, Vipunen Information Service, sahkonhinta.fi and paid data purchased by Business Tampere. The information service was implemented using the Tableau tool and the visualisations are publicly available.

The Business Tampere Information Service examines, for example, the availability of a skilled workforce, the structure of the business field and business development prospects, start-ups and the generation of costs for business.

Link: https://public.tableau.com/profile/mdi.public.oy#!/vizhome/Business_Tampere_business_visits_info_2019/Frontpage?publish=yes

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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