Insights on the future of cities and digital services.

10 Steps to Making the Perfect Digital Map

10 Steps to Making the Perfect Digital Map

Map-based services help your audience navigate and make sense of location-based information. Still, dumping your data on a map does not yet turn it into a service. These 10 questions help you create maps that add real value and win awards.

Designing Better Cities with a Sports Tracker

Designing Better Cities with a Sports Tracker

The past decade introduced urban activism as the best way to influence your surroundings. We believe the upcoming years will be about evidence-based activism—supporting your cause with datasets and numbers instead of rhetorics and manifests.

Why Open Data Feeds Creativity

Why Open Data Feeds Creativity

The total amount of digital information in the world is doubling every few years. We also have all the tools and techniques for turning the Exabytes of data into new ideas, products and services. The only thing left for you is to know when, where and how to do it.

Starting Successful Urban Movements

Starting Successful Urban Movements

We have high expectations for urban culture and happenings—they strengthen our sense of community, reclaim our cities and lower the bar for participation. Still, starting a successful urban movement is mainly about having a few basic things in check.

How to Become the World’s Best City

How to Become the World’s Best City

Ranking cities by their functionalities and characteristics has become a growing trend. For cities willing to rank higher, we propose an extended planning team focusing on social infrastructure and service design besides the physical environment.

Cities, Create Services, not Websites

Cities, Create Services, not Websites

Cities are launching more and more websites targeted for citizen participation. Instead of just creating new feedback forms, cities should rethink the whole concept of participation and how it should be facilitated both online and offline.

Let your Computer be a Designer

Let your Computer be a Designer

Technological advancements are transforming urban planning from an artistic endeavor towards a scientific discipline. As the focus is shifting from what we design to how we design, we need a more experimental approach towards new technology.

Tomorrow’s Cities are Shaped in the Web

Tomorrow’s Cities are Shaped in the Web

Technological advancements are transforming urban planning from an artistic endeavor towards a scientific discipline. As the focus is shifting from what we design to how we design, we need a more experimental approach towards new technology.

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Jyrki Vanamo