Seeing Beyond - Using Utopiatyping as a Strategy for Building Capacity in Urban Development Processes

23.11.2008
KOLLISION: 23.11.2008 Seeing Beyond - Using Utopiatyping as a Strategy for Building Capacity in Urban Development Processes
Authors
Thomas Fabian Delman »
Rune Nielsen »
Abstract
In this paper we discuss a case-based strategy for utopiatyping, i.e. using imagined futures in a structured, iterative process as a way of incorporating narrative elements into the urban development process. Utopiatyping can be used both as a communicative as well as a participative strategy either helping raise awareness of future planning initiatives or actively involving citizens in the vision formulation stage.
Reference
Delman, T. F. & Nielsen, R. 2008: Seeing Beyond - Using Utopiatyping as a Strategy for Building Capacity in Urban Development Processes. Paper presented at the conference: Sharjah Urban Planning Symposium: Capital Cities, Wicked Problems: Best Practices in Planning and Policy Response Mechanisms. Sharjah, UAE, November 23. ­ 25. 2008