Theorization of De-territorialized Environmental Risk Assemblage under the Context of East Asian Industrial Land Process- A Scalar Perspective of “Built Environment in the Urban” and “Earth Force in the Region”

Theorization of De-territorialized Environmental Risk Assemblage under the Context of East Asian Industrial Land Process- A Scalar Perspective of “Built Environment in the Urban” and “Earth Force in the Region”

Associate Prof. Shiuh-Shen. Chien

Environmental risks (ERs) have been an important research topic in many industrializing and industrialized countries. Existing literature tends to focus on territorialized ERs, whose extent of impacts is geographically related to risk existed sites. Indeed, de-territorialized ERs, a phenomenon that ERs would take place distantly from sites of their industrial production via certain physical transporting mediators, has not yet investigated as much as the territorialized ERs. Thus, this project will give insight into the de-territorialized ERs.

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Interactions between Taiwan’s Land-Use/Cover Change and Regional Atmospheric and Hydro-Meteorological Modeling and Large-Scale Climate Variability

Interactions between Taiwan’s Land-Use/Cover Change and Regional Atmospheric and Hydro-Meteorological Modeling and Large-Scale Climate Variability

Assist Prof. Chia-Jeng Chen

Significant land use/cover changes (LUCC), primarily induced by socioeconomic development (anthropogenic forcing) and global climatic/environmental change (natural forcing), could interact directly or indirectly with a region’s weather and climate phenomena. Some of the phenomena could develop into extreme events of which the likelihood could be further increased by continuous LUCC, potentially encumbering the sustainable management ideology of a nation. Taiwan is a representative country devoted to sustainable management, but meanwhile, it has been experiencing tremendous LUCC as well as notable increases in both frequency and severity of hydro-meteorological disasters (e.g., floods and droughts) since the last century. In this context, this research project intends to disclose the implicit interactions between Taiwan’s LUCC and regional atmospheric and hydro-meteorological conditions, and further, the large-scale climate variability by employing broad-spectrum analysis, including analytical, empirical/statistical, and dynamical modeling.

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Assessment of Land Use Strategies for Economic and Environmental Sustainable Development: Applications Linking Global and Taiwan Computable General Equilibrium Models

Assessment of Land Use Strategies for Economic and Environmental Sustainable Development: Applications Linking Global and Taiwan Computable General Equilibrium Models

Associate Prof. Huey-Lin Lee

Land resources play myriad roles in human economic activities—it is a key input for the production of diverse goods and services which offer non-market free ecosystem services to support social amenities. Economic development has, to a large extent, been shaping the pattern of land use change. Sustainable development of the economy and the society requires land resources and ecosystem services to be well managed and functioning. Following the call of International Council for Science (ICSU) for academic research on constructing the Integrated Spatial Decision Support Systems, our modeling project aims to integrate economic activities and land use change, thus to conduct a systemic assessment for national land use policy.

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Rural Land Use Change and Make Resilience Rural Land Use Management in Taiwan

Rural Land Use Change and Make Resilience Rural Land Use Management in Taiwan

Associate Prof. Chen-Fa Wu, Prof. Feng-Tyan Lin

Countryside in Taiwan demonstrates the functions of crops production, country life, and ecological service, which could be a representative extent to be investigated, thence support these three aspects to gear to international research projects and trend after the in-depth discussion. The approval of National Land Use Planning Act possessed the instruction for the planning of agricultural developing areas and the principles for countryside. The successive policies investigation, effect, and impact should be proceeds to early-warning policy assessment at current stage. Accordingly, this study aims to understand the country land use change in Taiwan and to construct the resilient country land use management model. The spatial dimension covers the country areas in Taiwan, and the temporal dimension will be included in this study.

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Urban Land Use Change and Resilient City Land Use Management in Taiwan

Urban Land Use Change and Resilient City Land Use Management in Taiwan

Prof. Hsiao-Lan Liu

Urbanization is one of the critical factors that impact the global environmental change in 21st century. The high-density development, land use pattern, urban structure and consumption pattern in urban area contribute to the CO2 emission and increasing temperature. In recent year, people became aware of the severe risks that climate change could pose for our cities, particularly the threats to urban infrastructures, ecological system, and urban economic development. Thus, the concept of resilient city has gained considerable attention and interest over recent years.

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A study of land cover change and its environmental index application

A study of land cover change and its environmental index application

Prof. Lin, Chao-yuan

Taiwan was named as “Formosa” due to its plentiful forest resources back at the time. In addition, the mountainous landscape, high species diversity and the location of East Asian Monsoon along with high annual average rainfall of 2500mm per year together formed the unique Taiwan. Under the rapid population growth and limited land resources, many slopes have been developed continuously to farmland or residential area to satisfy the demands. Land use or/and land cover changes could lead to environmental issues such as flood, water pollution, and landslide. The consequent objectives of this three-year project are recognized, as shown in the following:

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