Hanna Kosunen & Sari Hirvonen-Kantola (2020) Fatalism in Co-evolutionary Urban Planning: Experiences from Infill Planning in Finland, Planning Practice & Research, 35:3, 251-266, DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2020.1743922
Fatalism in co-evolutionary urban planning : experiences from infill planning in Finland
|Author:||Kosunen, Hanna1; Hirvonen-Kantola, Sari1|
1Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021120859494
|Publish Date:|| 2021-09-27
While urban planning must deal with complexity, considering planning as an activity with uncertain outcomes is challenging. This paper explores how urban planning may both proactively motivate development and adapt to change. We view such planning as co-evolutionary, and conceptualize it further by utilizing Cultural Theory, and building on a case study of infill planning in Oulu, Finland. We conclude that while the three active rationales from Cultural Theory can motivate urban development, the fourth, passive, fatalistic rationale, is also needed in order to acknowledge an uncertain future. Further, we discuss three challenges in using fatalism as a planning rationale.
Planning practice & research
|Pages:||251 - 266|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
This work was supported by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation under Grant [170129O].
© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Planning Practice & Research. Hanna Kosunen & Sari Hirvonen-Kantola (2020) Fatalism in Co-evolutionary Urban Planning: Experiences from Infill Planning in Finland, Planning Practice & Research, 35:3, 251-266, DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2020.1743922. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.