Vitality indicators in the City of Pori

MDI sparred the City of Pori in updating the vitality strategy, especially the indicators and strategy process. The project studied competitiveness indicators, monitoring practices and urban community strategies used in the biggest Finnish cities. The project made a proposal on the method to draft a continually developing strategy – the main idea being self-assessment and monitoring. It is not as important to define indicators than to steer the setup of stakeholders towards implementing of the programme. Another important thing is to infect attitude: what kind of promises, questions, experiments and partners will make the strategy happen. The work was due in December 2015.