Housing policy in the Tampere region

Aiming to grow in a sustainable way, the Tampere metropolitan area, consisting of eight municipalities, is Finland’s second largest metropolitan area. Realised growth over the last decade has deviated significantly from the estimated progression figures from 2010. On the other hand, regional MAL planning (land use, housing, transport) has identified issues that were either not taken into account in the 2010 Housing Policy Programme or have since changed. With these developments and considerations in mind, the Tampere metropolitan area has decided to provide an overall picture of housing development and growth in the region over the coming years. In addition, development recommendations and tools will be required to determine housing policy goals and to support structural design work. The work is designed to create a common view of the likely demographic development of the region in the coming years and defines the need for housing production in different parts of the community structure over this period. It will therefore provide a broad understanding of current and future housing requirements and trends. During the process, common housing policy objectives and principles will be formed on the basis of stakeholder work. MDI supports the Tampere Metropolitan Area in developing appropriate housing policy measures and indicators for monitoring the area based on the stated objectives and principles. The work was commissioned by the Tampere Metropolitan Area. MDI’s partners in the project are Ubigu and Urban Research TA. Work began in February 2020 and will end in the spring of 2021.