The ongoing changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic create an even stronger foundation for the joint development of smart cities. New ways of learning, working, exercising and moving will be an even bigger part of everyone’s daily life. The pandemic challenges us to find new solutions and to reflect how we want to live in the future.
The TSCW2021 conference is organised virtually on 25–28 January 2021. The future trends of smart city development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed during the event week. The event week presents solutions for urban decision-makers, planners, developers and companies.
The event provides an opportunity to participate in international networks, share new information and work together. Internationally developed solutions create a basis for future solutions that enable the creation of new solutions in the scope of versatile smart city development. Solutions can be mobilised further via development initiatives, and the experiences from the development can be utilised according to the needs of each city.
The Tampere urban region creates a diverse growth environment for people and companies now and in the future. A smart urban region is created around the urban city centre, surrounded by lush nature, with the help of innovative solutions.
Tampere is aiming for the top of smart city development and wants to be known globally as a flexible and smart city where residents are acknowledged. The urban region aims to be a test platform for smart services where the activities of corporate and innovation networks are promoted and people can participate in smart city development.