Exploring the Structuring Forces of Government-led Urban Renewal Project in Taiwan - A Case Study of Lanzhou-Siwen Village

  • 廖 紅雯

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Since 2016 the Taipei City Government have launched a series of government-led urban renewal projects to solve the wicked problems from the 1990s Among these projects Siwen village resettled tenement community renewal project was the first time that the Taipei City Government act as the implementer in the private property area This study explores an institutionalist understanding of the process of a government-led urban renewal project and focuses on the analysis of structuring forces and actors to understand the complexity and dynamics in the government-led urban renewal processes The analysis framework in this study is based on the institutional model of the development process established by Healey in 1992 In addition this study integrates literature analysis in-depth interviews and social network analysis to understand the interests and strategies among various stakeholders Structure and agency are affected by each other dynamically in the process of urban development However in the Siwen village case the agency did not propose new actions to rethink the wicked problems from the 1990s but follows existing structure forces Therefore this study proposes the following recommendations: (1) the public sector should guide citizens to re-imagine the value of urban renewal; (2) amend the threshold of consent on government-led urban renewal projects; (3) institutionalize community workstations; (4) provide sustainable funding sources
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorWei-Ju Huang (Supervisor)

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