Adaptive and innovative countryside

01.05.2020 - 31.03.2022
This study approaches the adaptive and innovative capacities of Finnish shrinking rural areas, as a multidimensional phenomenon, through the concept of smart shrinking, or as we term it: smart adaptation. The concept allows us to disentangle the impacts (both positive and negative) of demographic...

Regenerating Municipal Centres

01.11.2017 - 31.12.2020
Municipal centres play an important role as locations of the local economy and they also balance the regional structure. Lately their vitality has weakened as people have moved to larger urban centres. Six rural municipalities in Eastern Finland are in cooperation with University of Helsinki and ...