BEMINE – Beyond MALPE-coordination: Integrative Envisioning

BEMINE-project produces new knowledge about urbanisation, solves problems related to the planning of city-regions, and develops new concepts and practises to enhance more visionary strategic planning.

Current urban planning has several problems that hinder it from steering city-regional development towards a more sustainable future. The strategic research project BEMINE (Beyond MALPE-coordination: Integrative Envisioning) aims to enhance integrative capacities for urban planning in order to develop, not only new tools and better evidence-base, but also more usable, democratic, and effective concepts and practices.

In close collaboration with stakeholders and local actors, BEMINE aims to provide a deeper understanding of the ambiguities and dynamics of Finnish urbanization, as well as visionary and anticipatory strategic planning. Read more here.

Demos Helsinki works in the project together with nine research partners. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland. The multidisciplinary consortium is led by professor Raine Mäntysalo from Aalto University, Department of Surveying and Planning.

Subprojects are led by:

Simin Davoudi, Newcastle University
Juha Honkatukia, VTT Oy
Jouni Häkli, University of Tampere
Kati‐Jasmin Kosonen, Tampere City Region
Kimmo Lapintie, Aalto University
Ari Nissinen, Finnish Environment Institution
Petter Næs, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Joseph Ravetz, University of Manchester
Satu Lähteenoja, Demos Helsinki
Hannu Tervo, University of Jyväskylä
Jarmo Vakkuri, University of Tampere

The project started in summer 2016 and ends in 2019.

Demos Helsinki is responsible for BEMINE’s interaction and co-creation between researchers and stakeholders, and supports researchers in achieving societal impact.

Follow us on Twitter (@bemine_project), project website, and elsewhere in social media (#bemineproject).

Contact us:

Vesa Kanninen
Project coordinator
Aalto University
+358 50 5124 632

Johannes Mikkonen
Interaction coordinator
Demos Helsinki
+358 40 569 49 48

Our other research consortia funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC):