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Impact of the war in Ukraine on UEF

Makkonen Teemu in portrait.

Growth strategies do shrinking regions a disservice

“Instead of planning for growth, regions with a dwindling population should learn to adapt to shrinkage,” says Teemu Makkonen, UEF’s newly appointed Professor of Regional Research and Economic Geography.

  • Text Risto Löf | Photo Varpu Heiskanen

Although shrinking as a phenomenon is global, it has a unique regional context. You can't generalise too much.

Teemu Makkonen

Professor of Regional Research and Economic Geography

Makkonen Teemu in portrait.