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In 2014, the City of Tampere purchased some of the lands and waters previously used by the forest industry in order to build the future city district of Hiedanranta. The purchased cove in Näsijärvi came with an enormous mass of wood-derived waste materials, also known as paper mill sludge or “zero f
At the beginning of 2019, the Financial and Debt Counselling Unit will move from the municipality to legal aid offices. The contact information for all financial and debt advisors will change at the beginning of the year.
From the beginning of next year, the City of Tampere Employment Services unit will have a new set of services marketed as Talent Attraction and Retention. The service is dedicated to promoting the internationalisation of the City of Tampere.
Tampere aims to make it easier for residents to find urgent care in health centres. Emergency care will be increased at all health centres. The policies of health centres will also be amended. Some matters can be handled over the phone, for example, without the need to book an appointment.
The library will be closed for renovations for a week at the turn of November and December. Customers will still be able to return items and pick up reserved items in Sampola during the renovations.
The key areas in the 2019 budget of the City of Tampere are related to tackling the challenges posed by urbanisation and the economy. The city’s population is estimated to exceed 239,000 during next year, and this will increase the need for services and create financial pressure. The programme for a
The call for proposals for the Finnish Government’s International Gender Equality Prize is now open to the public. The International Gender Equality Prize is awarded once every two years in cooperation with the City of Tampere. The next prize will be awarded in autumn 2019.
The commercial production of carbon-negative district heating has begun in Hiedanranta, Tampere. This is the first time carbon-negative district heating is being produced commercially in Finland. Hiedanranta will act as a development platform in a project where Carbofex Oy will produce district heat
The effects of the strike on the City of Tampere’s catering and sanitation services on 22 and 23 October
The strike will affect the catering and sanitation services at many schools, day care centres and educational institutes on Monday 22 October and Tuesday 23 October. There will be changes in the menu and we are not able to deliver special diet meals everywhere. We recommend bringing your own snacks
Society for the History of Technology has chosen the Finnish Museum of Games, located in the Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere, to receive the 2018 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. The award was announced on October 13th at the Society’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis. This is the first
Influenza vaccinations to start at City of Tampere health centres on 15 October 2018. Vaccination appointments at the city’s health centres can be reserved from the City of Tampere website at www.tampere.fi/influenssarokotukset (only in Finnishs) or the health services counselling number 03 10023 da
The Smart City Cookbook provides an introductory guide with a set of examples that cities and other smart city program leaders can utilize when planning and managing their smart city activities. Examples in the book are from the Smart Tampere program by the City of Tampere in Finland.
The Baltic Institute of Finland is the new coordinator of the Policy Area Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
King Gustav III of Sweden signed the foundation document of the City of Tampere on 1 October 1779. To commemorate this occasion, Tampere holds a yearly celebration on the first day of October and the closest weekend to that date. Tampere turns 239 this year. Tampere Day is celebrated from Saturday,
The exhibition opening on the top floor of the Sara Hildén Art Museum on September 22 is the first solo show in Finland by the painter Anj Smith (b. 1978), who lives and works in London.
The 37th annual Tampere Jazz Happening festival will be organized between 1st and 4th November, 2018. Altogether 25 ensembles and orchestras will perform during this year’s festival in 10 concert events.
The Smart Tampere programme by the City of Tampere will be reformed after 20 months of running. It will focus more on sustainability and even more effort is put into business co-operation. In the future, the programme will consist of three parts: digitalisation programme that aims for digitalising t
Womex World Music Expo 2019 will take place in Tampere. The 25th edition of the most important conference and showcase festival for global music will be held 23-27 October, 2019.
The Deck and Arena project’s Visit Center will open in the old locomotive depot next to the Hotel Torni.
The City of Tampere is testing mobile interpretation, that is, a video-based interpreting service available through smartphones, at the Hervanta and Tesoma health centres as well as at the Kisapuisto, Helapuisto, Pääskynen, Pelipuisto, Pallopuisto and Maijalanpuisto day care centres.
Tampere welcomes 2,000 first graders this autumn. The school year will begin at Tampere’s comprehensive schools on Thursday, 9 August 2018.
The long wait is over and the Tampere outdoor swimming pool was opened on Wednesday, 1 August. On the morning of the opening day, Deputy Mayor Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki cut the ribbon and announced the pool as officially open to the public.
Drink Tap Water, this is what the championships organisers requested in Tampere. Young athletes responded to their request and have been frequently filling their bottles from water taps.