The City of Tampere in Finland has published The Smart City Cookbook by Nick Cotton, an introductory guide to planning and managing smart city activities with a set of examples that cities and other smart city programme leaders can utilise.
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Examples in the book are from the Smart Tampere programme by the City of Tampere in Finland.
The Smart City Cookbook is based on best practices gathered from cities worldwide and supported with examples gathered in the City of Tampere’s smart city program, Smart Tampere. The book provides an introductory guide that programme managers and developers may use in defining the operational framework for managing their smart city activities.
“The cookbook is based on experiences we have gathered from our smart city activities in Tampere and hopefully it inspires people working with this theme both in Finland and cities internationally” said author Nick Cotton, Project manager, Smart city education and operational development at the City of Tampere. “We wish to share our smart city know-how and tell how about our learning path. Of course, we also wish to raise the awareness about Tampere as a smart city”.
The 56-page, pdf format, Smart City Cookbook defines the key elements for a smart city programme and gives guidance on their implementation. For example there is guidance and a related template for creating a smart city programme vision aligned to a city’s strategic vision. This can then be driven forward incrementally by a smart city roadmap, at both strategic and tactical levels. A further example of the books practical content is measurement frameworks. Here a scorecard framework, to indicate strategic goal focused progress is available. These approaches can be re-used by smart city programmes.
“At the heart of developing, sustainable and a safe city that offers high quality services are the citizens. People are at the centre of innovation and change, and that is a message that is at the heart of this book”, added Cotton.
The Smart City Cookbook was published on the Tampere Smart City Week October 8th to 12th 2018. It is also presented on the Tampere stand at the Nordic Pavilion on the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona November 13th to 15th 2018.