Research on political and economic factors for repeated generation and repeated reuse of Idle space in Taiwan

Authors: Chih Hao Chen*, Ph.D. Candidate of Department of Architecture, NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan, Wen Yen Wu, Assistant Professor of Department of Public Policy and Management, I - SHOU University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Topics: Land Use, Urban and Regional Planning, Development
Keywords: Infrastructure, Idle Space, Vote captain, Regulation Regime,
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The present study aims to apply Regulation, Political Geography theory and the Relative theory of integrating infrastructure Idle Space cases in Taiwan, in line with the theory put forward to explain the significance and classification which forms of causation. By 1977-2016, The Public Construction Commission cum-related cases reported in over 515 cases. The findings were (1) Infrastructure projects did not echo the actual demand is the main cause of the formation; (2) Competitive plan such as Industrial and Science Park, the lack of market assessment; (3) regardless of (Blue-Green party),election policies are tied pile about equally to copy as well; (4) mostly concentrated in the provision of public land and cash payment, make(Ribbon-cutting political) efficiently; (5) Category analytical methods for complex classification provides visual two-dimensional image and explain causality, specific and feasible. Central government announced the policy plan, Local government infrastructure projects proposed in response to applications for grants through the engineering contracted, shaped configuration of the(Civil Engineering-Construction industrial complex), In line idle Space for the decision-making environment in terms of mobilization of political elections is the main interpretation. Those cases should be the central & local investment, governance characterization of promoting economic for local nature, the only current project investment of lacking on transparency, accountability and risk control on market assessments, resulting in central government deficit and local financial austerity. Recommendations are proposed assessment system of infrastructure and reduce political interference in the elections, and more public participation, otherwise Idle Space will be repeaded.

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