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PoliRural Yleinen

Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland. Median wage in post code areas

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, Smart & Lean Hub Oy aims to increase awareness of these problems and other demographic data trends by utilizing open data of Häme-region, to create interactive visualizations.

Last visualization in our series is map depicting median wage in choropleth map, created with Mapbox studio. Visualization shows median wage of everyone over age of 18 in Finland, by utilizing text and color coding. Besides median wage, visualization also shows name of postal area.

Picture above is screenshot of visualization taken from Otaniemi, Helsinki. Otaniemi has multiple student facilities, which explains why median wage is so much lower than in postal areas surrounding it. To see full map, you can click image below. To see names and median wages of postal areas, you need to zoom closer to region what you want to inspect.

Link to interactive visualization

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PoliRural Yleinen

Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland. Level of education in Häme region by county and gender

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, Smart & Lean Hub Oy aims to increase awareness of these problems and other demographic data trends by utilizing open data of Häme-region, to create interactive visualizations.

Fourth visualization in our series is line chart about level of education in Häme region by gender and county. Visualization showcases yearly change in level of education in population, by drawing line for amount of people on each level of education.

  • Orange line = Upper secondary education or post-secondary non-tertiary education
  • Light blue = Short-cycle tertiary education or bachelor’s or equivalent level
  • Purple = Master’s or equivalent level or doctoral or equivalent level
  • Dark blue = Basic education or level of education unknown

Visualization highlights change in level of education in timeline of 20 years. Visualization shows how people have got more educated and its increasingly rare to have person without education beyond basic level.

Link to interactive visualization

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PoliRural Yleinen

Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland population visualization with animation

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, Smart & Lean Hub Oy aims to increase awareness of these problems and other demographic data trends by utilizing open data of Häme-region, to create interactive visualizations.

Third visualization in our series is animated line chart of total population in Häme region municipalities

Point of this visualization is to highlight declining population by utilizing line chart and animation. Visualization shows stark decline in population in many smaller rural municipalities , but increasing population in big cities in region.

Visualization highlights how in certain municipalities population has been experiencing either stagnation or decline for decade.

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PoliRural Yleinen

Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland Treemap

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, Smart & Lean Hub Oy aims to increase awareness of these problems and other demographic data trends by utilizing open data of Häme-region, to create interactive visualizations.

Second visualization in our series is tree map regarding indurusty revenue and employment-

Purpose of this visualization is to highlight difference between two Häme-region counties, Päijät – and Kanta-Häme. Treemap visualizes certain key values regarding industry operating in these counties. Utilizing selector in top right, you can choose between key value. By clicking selector under it at “Valitse vuosi” you can select year.

Visualization shows that agricultural and traditional industries are still major employees and generators of revenue. Visualization also shows positive trend in employment and positive growth in certain industry sectors between years 2013 and 2019.

Link to interactive visualization

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PoliRural Yleinen

Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, Smart & Lean Hub Oy aims to increase awareness of these problems and other demographic data trends by utilizing open data of Häme-region, to create interactive visualizations.

First visualization what we are looking at is about elderly population

In Finland, rural municipalities face demographic problem. Aging population is serious issue in rural areas. Young people move away due lack of opportunity and low birthrate of people who stay is not enough to keep municipality from having continuously expanding elderly population. I created visualization to highlight increasing number of elderly in more rural municipalities and compare change in amount of elderly and in population between different municipalities.

Visualization highlights trend very accurately and it also showcases difference between largest city in the region (Lahti) and other municipalities.

In the image color depicts municipality and every dot is one year in this scatter plot. By clicking this link , you can see interactive version of the image. By double clicking one of the municipalities you can more accurately inspect data and by hovering your mouse over dots you can see year and accurate values.

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CITIES2030 PoliRural Yleinen

Rural Systemic Transformation

PoliRural aims to model rural attractiveness system e.g. responses, factors, loops and weights. See below one well known situation of Häme (FI) based on the data from the years 2009-2019. What kind of policy measures are needed to change the trend?


Sources:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220388.2020.1808199
https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Rural-transformation-through-food-system-development.htm
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221191242030095X
https://www.ifad.org/en/web/operations/project/id/2000002242
https://www.devex.com/news/how-to-put-farmers-in-control-of-food-systems-transformation-96285

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Blue Wings Composting Yleinen

Storage equipment used for blue wing compost.

Considering the fact that our project would be conducted indoors and in limited space, we did not have that many options for storage systems. Luckily for us, IKEA happened to sell usable storage solutions, what we could use for our project.

For our project, we had to acquire three different types of storage boxes, one for larvae, compost and bio waste. For food waste, we bought three boxes, so we could split different type of food waste for each box. This would allow us to feed larvae with different types of food and see how it affects them. Because the project would be conducted indoors, we also realized that we would have to have sealed boxes, so there wouldn’t be any problems with smell.

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Blue Wings Composting

Young nature scientists are co-creating new futures

The Blue Wings Composting core research team is formed of Länsiharju school 10 years old children and their teacher. The work of the research team is supported and monitored by national and international Insect Economy researchers.

According to the conducted research to feed mixed biowaste to black soldier fly larvae (Blue Wings) is the most promising approach. The performance of the process is measured by survival rate, larval weight, waste reduction and bioconversion rate.

The purpose of the Länsiharju’s research team is to explore what are the results when black soldier fly larvae live at the school room and they are fed with school kitchen food waste.

The research team explores also how to recycle larvae that are loaded with protein and what to do with the food waste that has been prosessed by larvae.

School kitchen food waste
Blue Wings i.e black soldier fly larvae (pic by Saverio Danubio)
http://www.greenlahti.fi