The Revolution
Will Be Blogged

November 2, 2018
#PRESS RELEASE #NEWS
   
CHAOS Periodic Press Release
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- CHAOS together with City of Helsinki and YIT to start Maria Development Project till 2023
- CHAOS - leading innovation from Finland in the intersection of Governance & Citizen Engagement and AI
- One year of CHAOS operations: current status and future projections

Polina Zyaparova
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October 26, 2018
#INOVATION #CITIZENENGAGEMENT #INDUSTRYTALKS
   
Citizen engagement - a game-changer for development
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What is a better way to learn more about residents and developers’ pains and gains than inviting them together for an afterwork get together? Last week CHAOS has launched the first of its kind series of afterwork talks. The first topic that we covered was  “Citizen engagement - a game changer for development”. We discussed the latest technologies for urban planning and how digitalisation can enhance project management experiences. With industry experts and guests, we touched upon some practical insights and exchanged opinions.  
Polina Zyaparova
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October 18, 2018
#INOVATION #SMARTCITY #GOODREADS
   
Top 10 Picks: Must-Read Books about Smart Cities and Digitalisation (Part 1)
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With the demand for innovation and digitalisation skyrocketing like never before, the looks of our cities have irrevocably changed. Everything is buzzing with apps, sensors, and instant notifications. To keep pace with this always evolving concept, for the first part of the series of our blogs on smart city literature, we have chosen top 5 books that cover all the recent urban trends and analyse the process of city digitalisation.
Polina Zyaparova
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October 15, 2018
#CITIZENENGAGEMENT    #URBANPLANNING     #GOVERNANCE
CHAOS architects: Best National Digital Solution in The Category Government & Citizen Engagement
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The World Summit Awards are a global initiative selecting digital innovation making positive impact on society. Each year, WSA nominees are selected by the WSA National Experts from more than 180 UN member states. This year, CHAOS architects has been selected as best National Digital Solution for International World Summits Awards in the category Government & Citizen Engagement.



Polina Zyaparova
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August 31, 2018
#CITIZENENGAGEMENT    #URBANPLANNING     #GOVERNANCE


Urban Revival: How Public Acceptance of Urban Planning Has Been Shifting Over The Past Decades
A talk with Juhana Rantavuori
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City developers and urban designers turn to Social Media as a source to receive some insights and sense general sentiments. Nevertheless, this approach for them will cost accuracy and details. They will miss hard facts and statistics to base their urban planning decision-making upon. Juhana, having been an insider for many years and an active advocate for urban initiatives and change, shared with CHAOS architects that during the past decade, there was a major shift in people’s mindset and city’s strategy.

Polina Zyaparova
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August 1, 2018
#urbanplanning    #dashboard    #bigdata
Digitalised urban planning: A tool that promises efficient citizen outreach and stakeholder communication
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Today’s urban planning processes are characterised by the bottom-up approach; society creates the need and demand, in the middle we have the developers and key agencies; and on the top - planning authorities, cities and municipalities. What is important to understand is that this threefold is only the surface. There are a greater number of stakeholders that can be involved in a single planning project: grid and energy providers, variety of departments, associations and commissions.

Polina Zyaparova
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July 11, 2018
#cities    #governance    #liveability
Increasing the liveability of cities through creative collaboration and two-way interaction
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The quality of life, or in other words, the liveability, like never before, has become a crucial topic for cities and citizens of today. Some of the measurable aspects affecting liveability among many can be trends in real estate, urban mobility, or urban ecology. Understanding such impact aspects enables us to keep urban planning on an even “higher” level of liveability in order to build the sustainable and resilient cities of the future. There can be two sides of this topic.

Polina Zyaparova
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June 19, 2018
#CITIES          #GOVERNANCE          #PLATFORMS

The monopoly of creative cities will end
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All cities of the century are plagued with one very particular disease. It is the disease of best cities. It manifests in feelings of paranoia and inferiority. Cities feel that they are in competition with each other. Cities' leadership needs affirmation of being the best. Seeing one's own city being charted high on any given city ranking or index gets mayors really going.

Luckily there is a cure for this.

Roope Mokka
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MAY 30, 2018
#urbanplanning     #helsinki     #citizenengagement
Trends and challenges of urban planning in Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in the world
A talk with Henna Helander
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The world’s cities are set to triple in the next four decades. Urban planning has been therefore evolving  in order to not only build more functional areas, but also address more efficiently the sustainability challenge.

We talked to Henna Helander, chairperson of SAFA  about the development and sustainability strategy of Helsinki and the role that innovation plays in it.

Polina Zyaparova
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APRIL 09, 2018
#HAPPYCITY     #DATAPROTECTION     #citizenengagement
Happycity: Data usage and transparency
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Did you know that any action in the web — including any mobile app downloads — contribute to building your digital footprint? 

In the recent wave of hot debates concerning data policy and data protection in the Internet, we want to be 100% clear and transparent about the Happycity user interface and its use of data. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced on May 25, 2018.  In this post, we cover some key topics and give our answers.

Polina Zyaparova
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january 23, 2018
#chaosarchitects
The CHAOS year: Highlights of 2017
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Hello reader!

After well deserved holidays, we are very happy to be back at the office. Now,  three weeks into the new year, we have been focused on planning the strategy for this year, and of course doing a little bit of cleaning at the office as well. However, we can’t start the year (and strategy!) without taking a look at the last year and its achievements. So here you have the recap of what 2017 meant for CHAOS architects.

Natalia Rincon
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December 20, 2017
#smartcity   #chaosarchitects
CHAOS architects: The Challenge Behind
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CHAOS architects was formed based on the premise that cities should be better planned and more sustainable environments to live in. However, we understand that cities are complex, and therefore the solution that we are constantly developing must be a cohesive and holistic one.

If you have wanted to know more about what Smart Cities are and the solution that we are working on, this is a blog for you.

Natalia Rincon
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October 24, 2017
#chaosarchitects
Our Blog!
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Hey city lover, change-driver. Welcome to our blog! Today is the day that we at CHAOS start opening our startup hearts to you a bit more. Because we know that you care about the future of your cities as much as we do too. And we are excited!!

Paloma Bautista
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Hmm, Some Questions Popped Into My Mind