Building Borderless Tampere Region

Good land use, housing and traffic planning creates a general level of attractiveness for urban areas and competitiveness in business decision-making solutions when compared to other urban regions. Regional cooperation is a well established practice in Tampere’s urban region. The aim of the Borderless Tampere Study was to describe recent phenomena relevant to the development of the business community in the Tampere region and the community’s reflections on the development of land use. The work analyses how land use allocations in the urban structure correspond to the profiles and needs of the companies located in the region and how current land use provisions offer attractive investment opportunities for future livelihoods. Thirdly, an assessment of the urban structure’s characteristics, operating models and the desired location benefits for companies, as well as an assessment of the conditions for the development of business premises in the urban structure, was assessed in the light of changes in the operating environment. The work utilises statistics and GIS datasets as well as material produced by interviews and workshops. Work was completed in February 2018.