Resources

Context:

  • Google Earth Aerial Maps
  • Danube River Corridor
  • Apatin Context  Plans (Napredak is within Apatin)

Site plans & photos

Registered competitors will receive a link via email to download the following files from Google Drive:

Liberland: 

  • Site Plans
  • Photos


Napredak:

  • Site Plans
  • Photos

Links

Interview with the President of Liberland, Vít Jedlička – President Vít Jedlička gives an introductory overview to Liberland, with its vision to become “the first decentralized autonomous government” which is “implementing the latest blockchain technologies to ensure that high standards of transparency and decentralization are met.”

Liberland Design Competition 2020: A Detailed Introduction – Daniela Ghertovici, Lead Strategist and Curator of Liberland Design Competition 2020, presents a detailed overview of the competition design brief, program, prizes, schedule and jurors. Presented at Liberland Architecture Conference, the official competition launch.

‘Liberland’s Prospective Urban Planning Regime’ by Patrik Schumacher – Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, discusses Liberland’s prospective urban planning policies, and outlines different strategies for developing Liberland in stages.

‘Private Cities: A Model for a Truly Free Society’ by Titus Gebel – Titus Gebel, Founder of Free Private Cities, outlines the concepts behind his novel theory, “a system in which a private company as a ‘government service provider’ offers you protection of life, liberty, and property.” Visit his website freeprivatecities.com for details on his vision for free societies.

Libertarian Urban Planning Regimes – Patrik Schumacher, Lead Strategist and Design Juror of Liberland Design Competition 2020, presents his paper on Libertarian Urban Planning Regimes, focusing specifically on Liberland. Presented at Liberland Architecture Conference, the official competition launch.

Private Cities Today and Tomorrow: Why We Need Competition in Urban Development – Vera Kichanova, Design Juror of Liberland Design Competition 2020, discusses private cities and competition in urban development. Presented at Liberland Architecture Conference, the official competition launch.

Design Presentation of the 2015 Winning Design – Raya Ani, Design Juror of Liberland Design Competition 2020, presents her 1st place winning design proposal from Liberland Design Competition 2015.

Designing For A Blockchain Future & Free Societies – Daniela Ghertovici, Lead Strategist and Curator of Liberland Design Competition 2020, presents Liberland in the context of Free Private Cities, Blockchain, Media Evolution, Virtual Reality and other disruptive innovations. Presented at Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective (talk starts at 9:50).

Liberland: Prototype For A Decentralized State – Vit Jedlicka, The President of Liberland, discusses the vision and principles behind establishing Liberland in 2015, the world’s newest micronation. 

Patrik Schumacher: Politics After the Libertarian Revolution – In this interview at LibertyCon 2020, Patrik Schumacher discusses Markets and Discourses, the subject of his upcoming book, as it relates to societal evolution, architecture, economics, sociology and Libertarianism.

Liberland Official Brochure: chapter on Free Private Cities – A general overview of the concepts behind free private cities, as discussed by Titus Gebel, the founder of freeprivatecities.com. A review of the complete brochure provides a broad overview of Liberland.

Liberland 5th Anniversary Conference – Notable speakers were Vit Jedlicka, President of Liberland; Ron Paul, US Libertarian politician; Roger Ver, founder of Bitcoin.com; John Dalli, former EU Commissioner; David Friedman, Legal Scholar; and many more. These videos present a broad overview of the aspirations of Liberland, its evolution and current developments.

Liberland official website – Create a free account to access the full website.

Quotations

Liberty

“The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.” Friedrich Hayek

Society

“I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual.” Murray Rothbard

Capitalism

“Capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism, and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism. Not only are they compatible, but you can’t really have one without the other. True anarchism will be capitalism, and true capitalism will be anarchism.” Murray Rothbard

Blockchain

”We should think about the blockchain as another class of thing like the internet – a comprehensive information technology with tiered technical levels and multiple classes of applications for any form of asset registry, inventory, and exchange, including every area of finance, economics and money; hard assets (physical property); and intangible assets (votes, ideas, reputation, intention, health data, information, etc).” Melanie Swan, Institute for Blockchain Studies

“Blockchain isn’t just a technology, it’s also a state of mind… Imagine a world where all interactions are more egalitarian, transparent, and traceable—what would that look like? How might we design for this new world view?“ Ali Cottons, IDEO

Free Market

“Many people believe that the free market, despite some admitted advantages, is a picture of disorder and chaos. Nothing is “planned,” everything is haphazard. Government dictation, on the other hand, seems simple and orderly; decrees are handed down and they are obeyed.” Murray Rothbard

Monetary System

“In sum, freedom can run a monetary system as superbly as it runs the rest of the economy. Contrary to many writers, there is nothing special about money that requires extensive governmental dictation. Here, too, free men will best and most smoothly supply all their economic wants. For money as for all other activities of man, “liberty is the mother, not the daughter, of order.” Friedrich Hayek

Voluntary Cooperation

“It is true that the virtues which are less esteemed and practiced now–independence, self-reliance, and the willingness to bear risks, the readiness to back one’s own conviction against a majority, and the willingness to voluntary cooperation with one’s neighbors–are essentially those on which the of an individualist society rests. Collectivism has nothing to put in their place, and in so far as it already has destroyed them it has left a void filled by nothing but the demand for obedience and the compulsion of the individual to what is collectively decided to be good.” Friedrich Hayek

 

Cryptocurrency

”Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part.” bitcoin.com

The state

“Briefly, the State is that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area; in particular, it is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion.” Murray Rothbard

Secession

“Once one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as in a state of impermissible ‘anarchy’, why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person?” Murray Rothbard

Values and moral principles

Libertarianism does not offer a way of life; it offers liberty, so that each person is free to adopt and act upon his own values and moral principles. Libertarians agree with Lord Acton that “liberty is the highest political end” — not necessarily the highest end on everyone’s personal scale of values.” Murray Rothbard

What is society?

“The libertarian, however, is an individualist; he believes that one of the prime errors in social theory is to treat “society” as if it were an actually existing entity. “Society” is sometimes treated as a superior or quasi-divine figure with overriding “rights” of its own; at other times as an existing evil which can be blamed for all the ills of the world. The individualist holds that only individuals exist, think, feel, choose, and act; and that “society” is not a living entity but simply a label for a set of interacting individuals. Treating society as a thing that chooses and acts, then, serves to obscure the real forces at work.” Murray Rothbard

Ideology

“For this essential acceptance, the majority must be persuaded by ideology that their government is good, wise and, at least, inevitable, and certainly better than other conceivable alternatives. Promoting this ideology among the people is the vital social task of the “intellectuals.” Murray Rothbard

Public utilities

“The very term ‘public utility’ … is an absurd one. Every good is useful ‘to the public,’ and almost every good … may be considered ‘necessary.’ Any designation of a few industries as ‘public utilities’ is completely arbitrary and unjustified.” Murray Rothbard

Exchange

“Exchange is the lifeblood, not only of our economy, but of civilization itself.” Murray Rothbard

Unleashing market/societal forces

“Our faith in freedom does not rest on the foreseeable results in particular circumstances but on the belief that it will, on balance, release more forces for the good than for the bad.” Friedrich Hayek

Freedom to order

“Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force a choice upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily recreated in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one’s own conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one’s own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.” Friedrich Hayek

Design

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” Friedrich Hayek

Emergence

“It is because every individual knows little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it.” Friedrich Hayek

Totalitarian vs. Free countries

“The chief difference [between totalitarian and free countries] is that only the totalitarians appear clearly to know how they want to achieve that result, while the free world has only its past achievements to show, being by its very nature unable to offer any detailed “plan” for further growth.” Friedrich Hayek

Building a free society: intellectual adventure and deed of courage

“We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage…. Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds, the prospects of freedom are indeed dark. But if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost.” Ludwig Von Mises

Private property

“If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.” Ludwig Von Mises

Civilization

“Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.” Ludwig Von Mises