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Housing, urban structure and environment

Finland continues to urbanize rapidly. This development stems from a changed economic structure of the country and the economies of scale. Urban types of employment are also increasing. In addition to employment and educational opportunities, cities offer their residents varied opportunities to consume. On the other hand, urbanization can cause negative side effects such as congestion and concentration of social problems. As the population grows, demand for new housing continues at high levels. There are strong pressures to allocate unbuilt green areas to construction and recreational uses.

Projects dealing with housing and urban structure during the programme term 2016–2018 focused on four areas: monitoring of housing markets and construction; monitoring of residential areas as well as resident satisfaction and appreciation; monitoring of trends in the urban structure; and residents’ relationship to nature. 

More information on projects is available in Finnish [link].

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