Bottom-up development strategy for state of Liberland, based on generative urban model and wang tiles system
Main goal of urban planners and architects cannot be to reach the state of final total equilibrium. Such thinking is misguided and stiff and establishing instruments to achieve this objective is not necessary. Their real ability to actually influence or even encourage the development of the area is very limited. It´s exactly opposite. We must remember that cities are in constant state of imbalance that results from their vivacity and diversity. And we should try to design such tools that will secure these principles with sufficiently broad field of activity and ensure „only“ the really key tasks that should fulfill the urban environment quality.
This is how we tried to work on Liberland developmnet strategy. Come up with an investment plan and be able realize it should be a matter of course. Restrictions or in this case practically the abolition of state administration and local government puts much higher requirements on investors. In terms of communication and negotiation along with other individuals or groups who have their own interests in the territory. Precisely to facilitate this communication and following implementation of plans and intentions in area of Liberland which is so far hardly accessible, our strategy proposes so-called Development clusters. They will bring together investors with other compatible intentions. Such clusters would have to meet the generally specified conditions for different land-use areas: Proportion of public spaces, providing energy, waste materials management, construction and maintenance of traffic infrastructure and etc. The arrangement of the cluster itself will be entirely the responsibility of the individual members.
For Liberland development strategy purposes we have established four types of development clusters. It is important to say that in each of these cluster containes a whole range of areas with different land-use, from housing to production areas. The aim is to offer mix-function urban environment. They differ in the proportions of each land-use type area in the cluster, and in the conditions for its location. Land-use ratio and total number of clusters comes up from urban structures analysis, walking distance analysis or analysis of land costs in relation to the public spaces. Also from assumption of creating highly urbanized polyfunctional quality urban environment in Liberland. The principle of consecutive development through clusters also tries to guarantee a diverse socio-economic composition of the population. Their integration and long-term interest in the neighborhood – the city – the state in which they live. Unlike any development implemented by intention of one huge development company.
Martin Žatečka / Jan Petrš / Pavel Paseka