Urban policy returns to Turku #cities2038

The first City Forum in Finland was held in the first town in Finland in Turku in 1998. Welcome back to Turku, to celebrate the 20-year City Forum in Turku, on 29-30 August 2018.

How are cities being developed with information? How do universities and cities cooperate? How about building the future vitality of cities?

Michael Parkinson, Willem van Winde and Markku Wilenius will discuss about the past and coming. The voices of urban cities are  exposed by Minna Arve, Oulu’s Päivi Laajala and Lahti’s Pekka Timonen, Timo Koivisto from Jyväskylä and Tytti Määttä from Kuhmo. Mari Vaattovaara, Sampo Ruoppila and Jussi Jauhiainen will share their views about the use of research data to urban development. The forum also presents the TEM’s intensifying multi-faceted urban policies. Discussions are spurred by Anna Sorainen.

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,…

Read more 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?