City of Tampere

Tampere’s city centre is surrounded by beautiful lake and ridge scenery, sited on an isthmus between lakes Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi. The Tammerkoski rapids run through the city. Parks and green areas amount to 2,400 hectares and the city also has four allotment areas for citizens to rest and produce food. The Hatanpää allotment, established in 1916, was among the first in Finland.

By the year 2030, Tampere will be Finland’s second metropolis – a comfortable and vibrant city of 300 000 residents. Tampere will be known worldwide for top know-how and the experiences offered by the city. A sustainably growing city with a human soul, Tampere will be a hub of students and innovation, offering the services of a large city with a relaxed attitude.

Role in the project

The city of Tampere alongside with the FUSILLI project aims to involve urban policy makers, educational institutions, students, researchers and local residents in the active development of the sustainable food system transformation. The city is especially responsible of policy development and creating a Living Lab in Tampere, where different ideas and demonstrations show the way to a more sustainable food system both in Tampere and worldwide. Involving different stakeholders from the city to policy development and creating a new, sustainable and ambitious food plan for Tampere is in the core of the actions.


Karoliina Tuukkanen