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Enquiry on urban – rural interaction involving municipal employees

Detailed description of the Good Practice

Within the framework of the NEW BRIDGES project an enquiry on urban –rural interaction in Turku city-region was conducted. It was targeted at the employees and persons holding positions of trust in municipalities, federations of municipalities and businesses in Turku city region.

The enquiry was effectuated as an internet interview and the link was sent to all the above mentioned groups. In total it had 67 respondents. The aim of the enquiry was to map the local situation of the region according to the city and municipality employees. The themes featured living preferences, provision of services, transport and mobility, quality of life, urban – rural interaction and regional cooperation. The enquiry drew out municipalities’ strengths, weaknesses and challenges, and questioned how municipal strategies included the above mentioned.


quality of life
urban planning
stakeholder involvement
NEW BRIDGES
services

Objectives of the Good Practice

to map the local situation of the region according to the city and municipality employees

Participants of the Good Practice

Employees and persons holding positions of trust in municipalities, federations of municipalities and businesses in Turku city region

Target group of the Good Practice

Employees and persons holding positions of trust in municipalities, federations of municipalities and businesses in Turku city region

Funding of the Good Practice

with the financial assistance of the European Union (European Regional Development Fund within the BSR Programme)

More Details of the Good Practice

Through mapping living preferences, provision of services, transport and mobility, quality of life, urban – rural interaction and regional cooperation the area and region of Turku got a fairly comprehensive baseline review for a continuous planning of the areas within the NEW BRIDGES project. Besides a general mapping of the situation in the region, the enquiry brought up the respondents’ own wishes and opinions on more advanced cross border cooperation.

Documentation and documents

www.turku.fi/newbridges
NEW BRIDGES project http://www.urbanrural.net/index.php/ur:home

Available files

Contact details

City of Turku (FIN)
www.turku.fi/newbridges/
Christina Hovi
e-mail: christina.hovi(at)turku.fi

Mr. Lauri Hooli
Project coordinator
Mob. +358 40 764 0683

Ms. Maija Rusanen
Communication coordinator
Mob. +358 44 9075994