Tampere, one of Finland’s largest cities, is the first city in Europe to introduce the “Livable and Prosperous City” indicators, which Japan uses to measure well-being factors based on the perceptions of the residents of its 27 cities. These indicators will provide important information to support knowledge management on the state of the urban environment, the quality of services and the well-being of citizens.
The cooperation between Tampere and Japan begins with the application of indicators developed in collaboration between the Smart City Institute Japan and various research institutes and universities. The model uses objective and subjective data collected from urban residents to improve well-being and streamline everyday life.
Data is an important foundation for knowledge management: it enables cities to identify their strengths and development needs based on the feelings of their inhabitants. Thanks to this collaboration, the model will now be applied in Tampere as part of the development program “ A data-driven city for citizens This partnership was announced at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona.
“ The Japanese have been familiar with the main factors of the Nordic welfare society for many years and have tried to systematically understand the components of welfare. says Kristian Valkama, AI Transformation Director at Business Tampere.
” We have built up a good relationship with the city of Tampere, but also with companies and universities in the city said Takehiko Nagumo, Executive Director General of the Smart Cities Institute of Japan.
“ Japan wants to work closely with Europe, especially Finland, on data and artificial intelligence. Our worlds collide when it comes to using ethical data, and closer collaboration benefits everyone says Teppo Rantanen, executive director of the City of Tampere.
In Finland, the potential of artificial intelligence has been considered as part of the AuroraAI national programme. The aim of this program is to streamline people’s daily and professional lives, to develop more people-oriented services through information and technology.
” Well-being indicators and the AuroraAI program make our collaboration complete and beneficial for both parties. We will share the experiences and results of the indicators across countries, accelerating our common learning with a view to improving the well-being of city dwellers says Nagumo.
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