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Planning in Taiwan

Spatial Planning in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

Edited by Roger Bristow


320 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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As a newly industrialised country with highly successful economic growth and political liberation in a short period of time, Taiwan has been viewed as a model for other aspiring countries and regions. This volume focuses on the connection between planning institution and practice and the country’s future in terms of political institutions and economic and environmental sustainability.

The book starts by providing a history of planning in Taiwan and situates contemporary Taiwanese planning in the wider global context. The contributors go on to cover challenges to planning, urban change, legal planning, land problems, the development of industrial land, community planning, conservation, ecological land use, planning for natural disasters and transportation planning. The conclusion discusses the challenges for Taiwan in the twenty-first century.

Planning in Taiwan will be of interest to students and academics working on comparative planning, development and politics, urban studies and conservation.

Table of Contents

1. Taiwan and the Global Planning Debate Roger Bristow 2. Land Use Planning in Taiwan – A History Lih-Horng Chen & Hung-Chih Shih 3. Land Problems, Planning Failure, and the Pending National Land Planning Law Chang-I Hua 4. Institutional Evolution and the Challenge of Urban Planning in Post-Industrial Taiwan Tsu-Lung Chou 5. Current Planning Mechanisms in Taiwan Lih-Horng Chen & Hung-Chih Shih 6. Community Planning Kuang-Hui Peng and Yao-Chi Kuo and Cheng-Yi Lin 7. Planning and Development of Industrial Land in Taiwan John Chien-Yuan Lin 8. Transportation Planning in Taiwan Jen-Jia Lin 9. City Conservation and the Public Sphere in Taiwan Chaolee Kuo 10. Resource Conservation and Ecological Land Use Planning in Taiwan Fei-Yu Kuo and Shu-Li Huang 11. Planning for Natural Disasters Feng-Tyan Lin and Liang-Chun Chen 12. Challenges for the Twenty-First Century Roger Bristow

About the Editor

Roger Bristow is both Visiting Professor at the National Taipei University and Feng-Chia University in Taiwan and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General