The logistical significance and diversity of the area are emphasised as factors of attraction in Lentola’s business area

MDI ‘sparred’ Business Kangasala OY (Kangasala City Group Development Company) to determine the attractiveness of the Lentola business area. In addition to identifying and clarifying the pull factors, the work created insights relating to future land use in the area, as extensive new construction projects have been planned, including housing, various business activities and leisure activities, as well as stronger support for walking, cycling and public transport.

The Lentola area will be strengthened as Kangasala’s most important business and workplace destination for industrial, logistical and commercial operations. Four sets of measures were clearly identified for the area: 1) managing the area and facilitating cooperation, 2) profiling the area and strengthening the brand, 3) improving comfort and mobility, and 4) drawing up a general plan for the Lentola area.

In this work, the opinions of entrepreneurs in the area are sought on the various factors of attraction and the future development of the area. Insights were gathered through interviews, documentary material, a comparative benchmarking analysis and a business survey. The work was completed in December 2020.

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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