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Tampere shares recipes for smart city success

The book defines the key elements for a smart city programme and offers guidance on their implementation

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Examples come from the Finnish city's Smart Tampere programme
Examples come from the Finnish city's Smart Tampere programme

The city of Tampere in Finland has released an introductory guide with a set of examples that smart city programme leaders and developers can use when defining the operational framework for managing their smart city activities.

 

The Smart City Cookbook is based on best practices gleaned from cities worldwide and is supported with examples gathered in Tampere’s smart city programme, Smart Tampere.

 

“The cookbook is based on experiences we have gathered from our smart city activities in Tampere and hopefully it inspires people working with this theme both in Finland and cities internationally,” said Nick Cotton, project manager, smart city education and operational development at the city of Tampere, and author of the book.

"People are at the centre of innovation and change, and that is a message that is at the heart of this book"

“We wish to share our smart city know-how and tell how about our learning path. Of course, we also wish to raise the awareness about Tampere as a smart city.”

 

The 56-page, pdf format, Smart City Cookbook defines the key elements for a smart city programme and offers guidance on it implementation. For example, there is guidance and a related template for creating a smart city programme vision aligned to a city’s strategic vision. This can then be driven forward incrementally by a smart city roadmap, at both strategic and tactical levels.

 

The book also features measurement frameworks, which are scorecard frameworks that indicate strategic progress being made towards specific goals. These approaches can be re-used by smart city programmes.

 

“At the heart of developing, a sustainable and safe city that offers high quality services are the citizens. People are at the centre of innovation and change, and that is a message that is at the heart of this book,” added Cotton.

 

To download a copy of the book, visit smarttampere.fi/cookbook

 

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