Estonian politician who is known as the father of Municipal Autonomy in Estonia.
He was educated at the University of Tartu before becoming the Director of the Department of Social Infrastructure and Regional Economics of the Estonian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Economics.
He became Professor and Chair of Regional Policy at Tallinn University of Technology in the early 1990s.
He was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia.
He was born in the same country as politician Siiri Oviir.