The research project Urbanization, Mobilities and Immigration (URMI) analyzes the future of urbanization and its drivers, the state-of-art and promotion of urban sustainability and resource efficiency, the impact of urbanization to regions, and the impact of immigration on urbanization, especially in the largest urban regions in Finland.Mobilities and immigration are themes through all URMI’s multidisciplinary research activities. URMI tackles the research themes utilizing carefully selected feasible research materials as well as suitable quantitative, qualitative, participatory and foresight methods. URMI conducts multidisciplinary scientific research that is internationally recognized with high scientific impact, substantial societal impact and immediate policy relevance in Finland to respond to the programmatic questions of the Strategic Research Council call Urbanising Society.

The research project lasts from 2016 to 2019.

Jussi S. Jauhiainen
University of Turku, Department of Geography and Geology

Aleksi Neuvonen
Demos Helsinki




Today delivered results of @URMI_team @Akatemia_STN in #SuomiAreena2019 discussion on differentiation of regions with @tyttimaatta @LeoStranius @JanneVarjo and @VMuutiset. Drivers of urbanization are clear yet there are ways of retaining equality.

Hanna Heino studied knowledge creation in URMI workshops. She says that “Futures knowledge is created together, but individually interpreted” #futuresconference2019 #future #knowledge #agency #workshop #URMIproject

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