The Possibility of Community Participation in Reusing Industrial Heritage through Coevolution approach

  • 史 逸辰

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This research proposes a mechanism for reuse cooperation between industrial heritage and the community and adopts the idea of coevolution which is “in limited-resource environment the form and behavior changes of a biological object triggered by the change of a related object ” the research illustrate the ideal conservation of industrial heritage within community participation This study examines one of the most representative industrial heritage sites in Taiwan a sugar factory and selects working Shanhua sugar factory as its research object A strongly-related community Ximei community is the other research target The evolutionary and coevolutionary theory in organizational study are applied to explain the interaction between sugar factory and community in the past and the present; further to estimate the development in the future In-depth interviews direct observation are the main research methods in the field Nvivo 10 is used to analyze interview results The study found out that Shanhua sugar factory and Ximei community have been through a series of arguments on land ownership Further they have developed a mechanism to cope with the transformation issues of land ownership which will be used in the future The study offers several conclusions The coevolution of Shanhua sugar factory and Ximei community was based on the evolution results which was reacted towards the environmental change; stakeholders’ attitudes affect the formation of coevolution directly; coevolution boost the process and enhance the quality of reuse; conflicts between stakeholders is necessary in order to achieve the coevolution of industrial heritage reuse
Date of Award2017 Feb 15
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHui-Wen Lin (Supervisor)

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The Possibility of Community Participation in Reusing Industrial Heritage through Coevolution approach
逸辰, 史. (Author). 2017 Feb 15

Student thesis: Master's Thesis