Download the Powerpoint presentations or watch the videos of the presentations at the Nangang Urban Regeneration Forum by the following speakers:

Lawrence Barth, Professor, Housing and Urbanism Graduate School, Architectural Association, UK:
Download PPT: Workspace Urbanism and the Future of Nangang

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Barth describes several projects that are relevant to Nangang, looking particularly at the way these projects harness the potential that comes with the investment of companies to turn abandoned areas into productive territories. The projects reveal different ways to intensify industrial districts rather than isolating industry from higher value components of the knowledge economy, as typically happens when a new technology park is designed. The different projects are examples of how design can be used to help develop a stakeholder base and mechanisms for delivering cross-overs between technological and creative industries. References are made to Hafencity (Hamburg), King’s Place (London), Rive Gauche (Paris), One North (Singapore), Industrie Kwartier (Zurich) and the Public Library in Seattle.



Paul Gerretsen, Agent, Association Deltametropolis, The Netherlands
Download PPT: An Incomplete List of Things To Do Based on Dutch Experiences

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Gerretsen describes mechanisms that are used in The Netherlands to fill the gap between local governments and the regional scale in the development processes of large urban areas, involving multiple stakeholders to develop the international position of the region. He clarifies the role of design to accompany the development process and help deliver a vision. He describes the fundamental change from large scale housing development in greenfield areas to inner-city mixed-use development tied to existing infrastructure and qualities.


Taichi Goto, Principal, Fukuoka Urban Laboratory LLC, Japan
Download PPT: Public Private Partnership for CBD Regeneration, Fukuoka, Japan / Mechanisms for Community Benefits and Public Infrastructure Improvement

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Goto describes mechanisms of coordination between multiple stakeholders: city, developers, academics, professionals to reveal the value of projects, collectively identifying and increasing the value of the entire district. He clarifies how the design process can be used as a way of reflection on the vision for the area.



Song-Nien Hsiao, President, Cosmos Inc.
Download PPT: Planning Mechanisms for Nangang Corridor's Regeneration and Development

Hsiao explains the plans for Nangang's regeneration in the frame of the development of Taipei's innovation corridor.


Yu-Ning Hwang, Group Director for Physical Planning, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Download PPT: Examples from Singapore

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Hwang gives practical example from policies in Singapore that have helped creating ecologically vibrant communities. She focuses on public space, housing policies and the mixed use planning for a highly dense environment.



David Kooris, Vice President, Regional Plan Association New York, USA
Download PPT: Civic Participation in Planning for Metropolitan New York

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Kooris describes the role of the planning association in increasing the economic competitiveness and quality of life in the New York metropolitan region, in particular through promoting civic participation in the planning process and the articulation of the public benefit. He sets out RPA projects that have enabled the region to prosper over several generations, supporting district regeneration that meets multiple objectives through the creation of an urban fabric.


Michel Sudarskis, Secretary General
, INTA
Download PPT: Nangang Redevelopment: A Metropolitan Challenge

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Introducing the theme of the Roundtable, Sudarskis poses questions on how Taipei will continue to develop as a metropolis and how the regeneration of the Nangang district can help serve this purpose.

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