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.
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.
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.
The total territory covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next four decades. It means that cities will be progressively taking over the agricultural land, what poses a threat to global sustainability. Reacting to this tendency, urban planning has been respectively evolving in past years in order to not only build more functional areas, but also to address more efficiently the sustainability challenge. Henna Helander, chairperson of SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects), about the development and sustainability strategy of Helsinki, the vision of the city, and the role that innovation plays in it.
We talked to Henna Helander, chairperson of SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects), about the development and sustainability strategy of Helsinki, the vision of the city, and the role that innovation plays in it.
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.
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.
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.
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. More concretely, the current challenge is that our world is becoming much more urbanized than ever; a report from United Nations shows that by 2030 the urban population will double and cities’ areas will triple.
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!!