Towards Vibrant Second and Third Tier Cities

During the past two years among the regional cities (second and third tier cities) have had four thematic national networks, one of which has been the co-operation of smart green growth cities (www.smartcities.fi). Today, MDI facilitated the wrap-up seminar, where two years of development work was summarised. The network has mobilised development efforts in e.g. circular economy, energy issues as well as transportation and traffic. The network’s financial leverage has so far been ten-fold. Next, ideas for the upcoming years are developed and seed funding might be applied from the new AIKO-financing instrument launched next year by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

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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