Finland Immigration Islam in Finland multiculturalism


Meaning: parralel societies are growing due to multicultural policies. Tribalism.

This YLE ”news piece” is an excellent example of statist government planning. It’s a window into their thinking, government based solutions for re-engineering society according to their world view ideology. The planners plan and the schemers scheme, and the more their plans and schemes fail, they plan and scheme even more.

Open market, immigration and income gaps driving urban segregation

Leading-circulation daily Helsingin Sanomat examines research on segregation in major cities and finds that while Helsinki can claim the crown for being one of Europe’s least segregated cities, there’s work still to be done.

“Segregation is increasing in Helsinki as well,” said Dutch researcher Maarten van Ham, who visited Helsinki with his Estonian colleague Tiit Tammaru to present their research. The pair published a comparison of 18 European capitals that covers ten years between 2001 and 2011.

Research head Timo Kauppinen of the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL said that the agency is just beginning to review the phenomenon in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere in collaboration with the Dutch and Estonian experts.

Helsinki has actively worked to combat segregation by ensuring that zoning offers a mix of high- middle- and low-income housing, but it’s still seeing growing division in the city. Factors that tend to increase segregation are playing a greater role, such as market-driven housing development and rising immigration.

Private developers will not adopt the same approach as public players, who generally ensure that developments cater for rentals, right-of-occupancy homes and owner-occupied homes, which attract people with different income levels. At the same time, migrants tend to choose housing near other immigrants.

However the researchers note that the biggest factor affecting segregation is income differences. “Before segregation emerges, we need big differences between rich and poor,” van Ham noted. The latest data show that among OECD countries, the difference between the rich and poor is the widest in 30 years.

YLE via HS

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