The Mayor of Tampere Anna-Kaisa Ikonen and City Director Juha Yli-Rajala, together with representatives from the City of Tampere, traveled to Malmö on the 28th of October will continue from there to Copenhagen on the 29th to study the urban development programs ongoing in the regions. Meeting with City representatives and planning officials, the visitors hope to glean useful knowledge from the experiences of those involved in these ddevelopm4ent processes which they can then apply to Tampere’s development.

These cities serve as good points of comparison for Tampere as it undertake urban development projects similar to those already conducted in these areas, such as designing a new arena and expanded residential areas.

The City of Tampere will partner with the Swedish cities of Malmö and Lund under the Smart City (Älykäs kaupunki) initiative and will use this opportunity to further detail their cooperation.

Read more: Press release from the City of Tampere (in Finnish) 

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