Risto Kärkkäinen

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Eric Reguly on how self-driving cars will kill cities, not save them

This TreeHugger was so excited when first confronted with the idea of the self-driving car almost six years ago. Even back then it was predicted that …

​Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive

Having a say in what your city or neighbourhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive<p>Imagine if next time you saw a plan for an oversized monster tower block proposed …

Santa Monica

The Ultimate Front End Development Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Complete Guide to Front-End Web Development & Design</b><p>Learn Primary Web Programming Languages & Watch Your Job Prospects & Income Soar<p>The information …

Solving Urban Traffic Problems Is Simple: Fewer Cars

The question is: How do we get people out of their cars? Cities around the world are working on a wide variety of inspiring plans.<p>If you talk to people who’ve come from the provinces and backwaters to the big city, there’s one thing they all complain about: the transportation.<p>This story is the …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps 2018

There are a bunch of great apps you can install on your Mac—no question there. Separating amazing apps from <i>must-have</i> apps is the hard part, and we …

Apps

7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation

The U.S. has the perception as the heart of global entrepreneurship, but Europe might soon take the crown. Here’s why.<p>Given the refugee crisis, the potential Brexit, terrorism, and the recent economic crises in Greece and elsewhere, it can be easy to overlook the European Union as a viable region. …

Innovation

The surprising reason why people who live in New York City are so smart

According to a new study published by Smart Growth America (SGA), cities that are more walkable tend to contain a higher proportion of college grads than cities that are built for cars over pedestrians, and New York City was voted the most walkable metro area in the US.<p>Washington DC scored highest …

Modular Pop-Up Studio

The way people work is changing - the cost and inconvenience of commuting to work everyday is increasing, and advances in computer and networking …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

15 Tools That Will Help You Build Your Website (No Coding Required)

So many ideas, so little time (or coding ability)! If you’re ready to launch a new website for your startup, personal blog, portfolio, or anything …

9 Low-Cost Online Marketing Hacks

Read on in this post to discover 9 ways you can promote your brand online for free.<p>Every business owner can't afford to hire an expert marketing consultant team. For those of you who are simply too cash-strapped but need to get the word out about your business, you've come to the right place.<p>Read …

Marketing

How Coworking and Coliving are Redefining Space as a Service

<i>In this article originally published by Archipreneur as "Space as a Service: Business Models that Change How We Live and Work," Lidija Grozdanic</i> …

6 Innovative Projects That Are Making Cities Better–That Other Cities Should Steal

The winners of the Knight Cities Challenge should be an inspiration for creative urban planners everywhere.<p>The Knight Cities Challenge just gave out $5 million to winning ideas from civic innovators to help 26 particular American cities, from Detroit to Macon, Georgia. But there’s no reason these …

Urban Design

A Huge Prefab Housing Factory Wants to Shake Up the UK Construction Industry

A British financial company sees a future in homes made to order<p>Prefab housing isn't a new solution for the world's housing shortage, but more and more builders are working to effectively scale up the manufacture of prefab homes. Now, a UK-based finance company has entered the prefab market, with …

Housing

7 Things You Should Do When Launching Your Startup

These tasks will take your business from "good enough" to "ready to go" in no time at all.<p>You've most likely spent weeks, months, or perhaps years on planning the launch of your small business. Finally, your product or service is just about ready to enter the world, and you're excited enough to …

Marketing

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …

January 2016

How Crowdfunding Has Changed Real Estate Investing

Though in it's relative infancy, real estate crowdfunding was poised to reach over $2.5 billion in 2015 to fund a wide range of property developments.<p>Though in it's relative infancy, real estate crowdfunding was poised to reach over $2.5 billion in 2015 to fund a wide range of property …

Real Estate

3 Roadmap Templates Every Product Manager Should Use

A product roadmap shows internal teams and external stakeholders where a product is going. It can be a high level strategic roadmap showing key initiatives for a CEO. Or perhaps a detailed, features-based roadmap showing each item of a release with its current status for a customer.<p>No matter how …

Tiny houses won’t solve our affordable housing problem

In Salida, Colorado, little homes come with a big price tag.

THAT House / Austin Maynard Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a Nutshell<p>The site is neighboured by huge houses. We were asked to provide the family with ‘just the …

GTA builders usher in the era of wood | The Star

A few firms in the GTA have stepped up as innovators and leaders by staying on the cutting edge of new building techniques and technologies, learning …

Architecture

A Refresher on Statistical Significance

When you run an experiment or analyze data, you want to know if your findings are “significant.” But business relevance (i.e., practical significance) isn’t always the same thing as confidence that a result isn’t due purely to chance (i.e., statistical significance). This is an important …

Hung Up

SUMMARY / Samuel Gonçalves’ Fully-Furnished Modular Homes Can Be Assembled in Just 3 Days

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The result of a research and development project, the Gomos modular system is an effective response to …

The Bunkie Prefab Multi-Use Retreat

You guys, remember when Bunkie was just a dream? Well, a concept, at least. Architecture design firm BLDG Workshop and 608 Design have been hard at …

Prefab Homes

Why Cost Management Works Better when Architects Are in Charge

To talk about architecture and construction without ever mentioning cost overruns is not an easy thing to do. These kind of unforeseen problems …

Project Management

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

Prefab Homes

How an entrepreneur bounced back to disrupt real estate

Interestingly, Home61’s name is tied to its current hometown:<p>“We have always planned to expand our our market beyond Miami, but I wanted to keep something of Miami to remind us of our roots and where it all began,” Grinda wrote in an email.“While discussing potential names, a Miami Heat game was …

The Boxchool Concept Brings Modular Classrooms to Developing Areas

South Korea-based design studio ID+IM has drawn up an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to bring classrooms to children in developing areas. Called Boxchool, the concept project recycles unwanted shipping containers into modular structures that have been designed for education. Each …