Liquid Planning, Wiki-Design - Learning from the Case Pispala
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|Journal||Environment & Planning B: Planning and Design|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
In network theoretical, computational, and democracy discourses, proxy or liquid approaches have been proposed to have potential for genuinely democratic forms of decision-making. More importantly they provide a method for information organization from bottom up in a digital platform. This process actually follows the very principles of self-organization of information in information or cognitive sciences: entropy decreases as the “bits” of information are self-organizing into coherent classes. These principles could be applied in bottom up planning approach as well. For this purpose, and to bring this discourse closer to the planning realm, I compered here the conceptualized structures of Liquid Democracy, SIRN cognitive model and prior self-organizing planning proposals to a bottom up planning experiment in Pispala neighborhood, Tampere, Finland. I evaluated its capacity for self-organization of information and hypothesized the case provides a frame for a new self-organizing planning method. Based on this evaluation a structure for a digitalized Liquid Planning procedure is suggested and discussed.