Tampere City Region
Tampere City Region is one of the most attractive growth centres in Finland. It includes the city of Tampere, towns of Kangasala, Nokia, Orivesi and Ylöjärvi and the municipalities of Lempäälä, Pirkkala and Vesilahti. Tampere City Region is the second largest growth center in Finland and it is situated in Pirkanmaa. One of the most important advantages for the region is the nationally suitable location in the crossroads of the main traffic ways.
Why is Inter-communal Cooperation Needed?
The municipalities of Tampere City Region work in cooperation. Together the municipalities of Tampere City Region can better provide and develop all the services needed for the municipalities. They can determine new ways to manage expenses, invest more efficiently and secure balanced development of the region.
Who Benefits from Inter-communal Cooperation?
Cooperation between municipalities facilitates the every day life of inhabitants for example when day-care and school services are available regardless of the administrative borders of municipalities.
Why do We need Joint Authority?
Municipalities are more and more dependent on regional development. Therefore, land use, infrastructure and other public services should be planned and coordinated collectively. Subregion board makes the inter-communal decisions and subregion unit executes them.
Cooperation in Tampere City Region
Strong and competitive environment for the businesses, sustainable structure for growth and livable and lively community are the objectives of inter-communal cooperation. Subregional strategy and Structural Plan 2040 form the basis for the cooperation. Intercommunal cooperation is organised by the joint authority of Tampere City Region and is funded by the municipalities of the City Region.
1960 Cooperation between municipalities in various projects begins.
2001 The Regional Centre Programme begins.
2005 The Subregional strategy is approved, Joint authority of Tampere City Region is founded and the first subregion board is established.
2007 Paras, the project for restructuring municipalities and services, is approved in the city region municipalities. Project is launched by the government.
2007 The projects of intercommunal cooperation are realised. New Period of Regional Centre Programme begins.
2010 Comprehensive Programme of Strategic Urban Planning 2030 is approved in the city region municipalities.
2011 Fist Letter of Intent (land use, housing & transport) with the central state is signed for 2011-2012. The next Letters are signed for 2013-2015 and 2016-2019.
2014 The Structural Plan 2040 is approved in the city region municipalities.
2017 New strategy for the Tampere City Region is approved.