Vitality indicators in the City of Pori

MDI sparred the City of Pori in updating its vitality strategy, in particular 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 as to steer the setup of stakeholders towards implementation of the programme. Another important consideration was to infect attitude: asking, what kind of promises, questions, experiments and partners will make the strategy happen? The work was finalised in December 2015.