Alue- ja yhdyskuntarakenteen mahdolliset tulevaisuudet : PERUS-SKENE-hankkeen loppuraportti

Translated title of the contribution: Possible futures of Finnish regional and urban structure

Mikko Airikkala (Editor), Anu Castren, Ville Helminen, Santtu Karhinen, Kati-Jasmin Kosonen, Veeti Kuivalainen, Matti Lindholm, Hanna Mattila, Raine Mäntysalo, Hanna Nieminen, Tero Piippo, Antti Rehunen, Matti Sahlberg

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In a world under great pressure for change, the long-term development of regional and urban structures needs to be supported by a continuous foresight system. Nationwide regional structure foresight work has previously been carried out on a project basis, for example in the ALLI 2050 project. However, the rapidly changing operating environment requires continuous foresight, sensitive to different driving forces, their uncertainties and alternative development trajectories, in relation to the trend development of the regional and urban structure.

The PERUS-SKENE project has piloted the implementation of monitoring and anticipation of regional and urban structure development, and, based on the lessons gained from the pilot, developed a model for this work as a continuous activity. In a cycle of a government term, its elements are: mapping of driving forces, the development of a baseline scenario for trend-like regional and urban structure development alongside alternative scenarios, their sustainability assessment, and the formulation of a normative development path based on this information. This work is characterized by coordination, interactivity and co-development between sectors and levels of government, as well as situation room -like responsiveness.

This publication has undergone an external scientific review.
Translated title of the contributionPossible futures of Finnish regional and urban structure
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherValtioneuvoston kanslia
Number of pages244
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-383-455-2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2022
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameValtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja
PublisherValtioneuvoston kanslia
ISSN (Electronic)2342-6799


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