The national urban network reducing, top widened in 20 years

Regional development consulting company MDI has updated the Urban Network Study, that has functioned as a tool for following and developing national urban network in Finland and in the Finnish urban regions for 20 years. The national urban network is still extensive. Finland has 30 functionally important urban regions. Among the urban regions five of them have dropped during the past 10 years, but there are more strong and versatile urban regions with higher education. Development spreads through corridors and zones – positive development is reflected in the increasingly wider area. However, Finnish urban regions still have different development preconditions and development dynamics. The basic idea of the place-based development is to develop the urban system as a whole, and different sized urban regions. This means local customization of national policy and national and regional policy support for local development and polycentric urban system. Now is the time for networked and peer-driven-development.

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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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