Helsinki, 10 January, 2006
A Book on eCity Analyses Efforts to Generate Local Dynamism in the City of Tampere, Finland
Tampere is a Finnish city with a powerful industrial past. Like many other cities around the world, Tampere has been struggling to keep up with the changing demands of globalisation. Recently, special efforts have been made to shape Tampere into a high-performing informational city.
eCity publication by Antti Kasvio and Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko provides insights into the overall dynamics of local development strategies as well as concrete aspects and stages in the development of Tampere. The book represents various viewpoints on local development, including history, knowledge economy, democratic e-governance, e-education, e-health, culture and e-inclusion. In addition, some of the articles provide international comparisons with other regions in similar situations.