1st Edition

Planning in Taiwan Spatial Planning in the Twenty-First Century

Edited By Roger Bristow Copyright 2010
    320 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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. 


    "Spatial Planning in Taiwan [sic] is a welcome contribution to the study of Taiwan and of planning outside the mainstream practice of the West...the volume is a sound and engaging collection of essays, which provide both a generous amount of reference data, as well as discursive research into spatial facets of Taiwanese modernity." - Igor Rogleja, The China Quarterly, Volume 205 - March 2011