Smart Countryside Community in Quadrable Helix Development
Authors: Heikki Ruohomaa, Minna Takala, Vesa Salminen
Abstract: The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring unprecedented change to countryside and its society and business environments. Countryside has to compete with large centers and cities that are evolving rapidly and providing new opportunities for their residents.Forssa Town, which is located in the heart of three of Finland's largest cities, has decided to build innovation ecosystem to support their development work. Use case introduced in this article is physical and data infrastructure of traffic environment.During the study has been applied an ecosystem development approach, in which the city, the university, businesses and residents form a quadrable helix entity. It was ought to create a rapid development approach to the development and regeneration of rural cities.The goal of this article has been to implement an ecosystem- based approach for countryside city to develop it’s competitiveness and vitality under the pressures of urbanization in large cities. This research has used qualitative and quantitatively analytic methodology. The data analyzed has been tuned in terms of human behavior and values of the inhabitants moving on the area.
Keywords: 4th Industrial Revolution- Digitalization- Smart countryside - Fieldlab– Transdisciplinary Co-operation
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