Preparation support for Tampere’s structural model work

The Tampere metropolitan area commissioned a situational picture from MDI, through which a better understanding of the realities of regional cooperation and planning in relation to solutions made at other levels of planning and steering as well as the starting points of planning and the resources available in municipalities, can be produced. In the Tampere metropolitan area, two structural plans developed jointly by the municipalities in 2011 and 2014 have been implemented and utilised as background materials for both municipal and regional zoning. It has already been agreed in regional cooperation frameworks that the Structural Plan will be updated periodically. The structural plan is based on the expectation of strong population growth in the Tampere region in the 2020s and 2030s. Population growth is considerably stronger in the structural plan than in Statistics Finland’s population projection, but on the other hand, it lags behind the region’s own growth targets which are more ambitious than those in the structural plan. The situational picture of the structural plan examines and takes into account the differences between Tampere region’s structural plan, the municipalities’ own growth plans and the population projection. The update of the structural plan was programmed to be implemented between 2020 and 2022 by laying the groundwork for the sub-programmes in the MAL agreement which mainly deals with housing and transport. The work included two workshops and a regional development day.