Finnish city Tampere publishes Smart City Cookbook

David Murphy

The city of Tampere, in Finland, has published The Smart City Cookbook. It provides an introductory guide with a set of examples that cities and other smart city program leaders can utilize when planning and managing their smart city activities. Examples in the book are from the Smart Tampere program running in Tampere.

The Smart City Cookbook is based on best practices gathered from cities worldwide and supported with examples gathered in Tampere’s own smart city program, Smart Tampere. The book provides an introductory guide that program managers and developers may use in defining the operational framework for managing their smart city activities.

"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, author of the publication, and project manager, smart city education and operational development at the City of Tampere. “We wish to share our smart city know-how 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 program and gives guidance on their implementation. It includes guidance and a related template for creating a smart city program 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. It also includes measurement frameworks to track progress.

"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," said Cotton.
You can download a copy of the book here.