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IJESD 2021 Vol.12(6): 188-192 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2021.12.6.1339

The Sustainable Development Indicators of the Environment for Cultural Landscapes in Chung Hsing New Village, Taiwan

Shih-Jen Feng and I-Hui Lin

Abstract—Chung Hsing New Village was built up to ease administrative issues and air defense relocate scheme by the government in 1956. It covers up to 252 hectares by national land and aims to in charge of the essential works of counties, cities and towns of the province. Furthermore, it was the pioneer of urban planning concerned with the development, design of land use and the built environment in Taiwan. Chung Hsing New Village took the case study from Ebenezer Howard's Garden City, included connecting the suburbanization development with compact layouts, low-density development with good public spaces and emphasis on neighborhood unit in the thoughts, to create a functional working environment and public facility as a model of town planning in Taiwan. However, due to the downsizing of the Taiwan provincial government in 1998, most administrative workers were laid off, and yet, the Jiji earthquake damaged lots of buildings in 1999. Despite this, the remarkable value of culture and advanced concept of town planning made Chung Hsing New Village had been listed as cultural landscapes preservation since 12th April 2011, but compare to the other countries’ regulation of cultural landscapes and sustainable environmental preservation framework, the authorities failed to act and lack of big picture caused severe problems like abandoned and ruined, etc. To sum up, this research aims to explore the core value of Chung Hsing New Village environmentally sustainable, follow up with literature review, field investigate and in-depth interview with experts to construct Chung Hsing New Village cultural landscapes. The sustainable development indicators and the weight analysis of analytic hierarchy Process (AHP). Comparing the two results, it demonstrates the value of sustainable development indicators and contributes to the following cohort study of Chung Hsing New Village.

Index Terms—Chung Hsing New Village, cultural landscape, sustainable development.

Shih-Jen Feng is with the Department of Architecture, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 41349, Taiwan (e-mail: fengshyhren@yahoo.com.tw).
I-Hui Lin was with Department and Graduate Institute of Architecture, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 41349, Taiwan (e-mail: aaron@cyut.edu.tw).

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Cite: Shih-Jen Feng and I-Hui Lin, "The Sustainable Development Indicators of the Environment for Cultural Landscapes in Chung Hsing New Village, Taiwan," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 188-192, 2021.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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