Tampere is located on the banks of Tammerkoski rapids, between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Tampere is the third biggest city and 2nd biggest growth center in Finland and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries with 215,168 inhabitants.
The EU-GUGLE demonstration takes place in Tammela, which is a sparsely built traditional residential area right next to the city center and the railway. Characteristics are the traditional square plan with building stocks, vivid market square and parks. Tammela has a need for refurbishments and large potential for infill development.
Tampere has 215,168 inhabitants, the Central Region Tampere has 360,681 inhabitants and the Tammela district, where the renovations take place, has 6337 inhabitants. The age distribution of Tammela is one-sidedly mostly elderly people. 94 % of the inhabitants are between ages 18-over 85 and only 6 % between the ages 0-17. Decision making in the privately owned housing companies can be challenging because of lack of interest to do big renovations and lack of funds.
My Smart City District project: EU-GUGLE
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