Hanna Kosunen, Irina Atkova & Sari Hirvonen-Kantola (2020) Co-Evolutionary Urban Planning of a Finnish City for its Low Growth Neighborhoods, Planning Theory & Practice, 21:4, 552-569, DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2020.1806342
Co-evolutionary urban planning of a Finnish city for its low growth neighborhoods
|Author:||Kosunen, Hanna1; Atkova, Irina2; Hirvonen-Kantola, Sari1|
1Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20201209100083
|Publish Date:|| 2022-02-24
Mainstream urban planning relies on economic growth to produce social and environmental benefits, but in low-growth areas that relationship is not functional. We argue that urban planning in low-growth areas could reveal new ways to produce welfare by taking action without pre-defining the outcomes. We define such planning as co-evolutionary, and study how urban planners in the City of Turku, Finland, applied it in three low-growth contexts. We conclude that the approach was recognized, but taking action under conditions of uncertainty was challenging. Further, we identify three activities and challenges related to co-evolutionary urban planning in low-growth areas.
Planning theory & practice
|Pages:||552 - 569|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
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The lead author has received funding from the Turku Urban Research Programme.
© 2020 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Planning Theory & Practice on 24 Aug 2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2020.1806342.