DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AFFAIRS AND
History of the
The Department of Urban Affairs was established in the Autumn of 1965,
and it was the first program for studies in Urban Affairs in Taiwan. The
goal of the department lies in cultivating capable individuals in the
theories and practices of urban affairs to meet the needs of our country.
[Urban Affairs and Environmental Planning] is
our new name from 1998. The graduate school of Urban Affairs
& Environmental Planning will set up in 2001.
1. Teaching Objectives:
trained talented individuals, who understands theories of local
self-government and urban construction in urban administration management
and urban planning.
2. Teaching Characteristics:
To research urban environmental
change and evolution, and educate professionals in urban planning,
administration, and management.
Mid/Long Term Development
- Establish the Graduate School of Urban Affairs
- Increase the number of classes
- Establish a Scholar Foundation
- Hold an Urban Affairs Seminar for the 30th Anniversary
Activities: Students in the department may participate in various
student club activities, and those within the department, such as:
- A. The Urban Affairs Society: As
the only department of urban affairs in Universities in Taiwan, the
department establishes a unique way to assist students in understanding
the operation of urban affairs: the city government and the city council
for the internship of the whole student body, the citizens.
- B. The Urban Affairs Research Center
and the Environmental Planning Research Institute: the department
establish these two units to study the change and evolution of the urban
environment, the development of urban construction, and the science of
urban administration management. The two units also actively participate
in public research and research projects relative to the urban
- University Entrance Examination: The department is classified into
the first type of departments category, and subordinated to the very
recently created science of environmental design.
- Selecting Examination: A few excellent students can be admitted
through the selecting examination.
- Transfer Examination: The department receives sophomore and junior
year transfer students.
OF URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
|Course title:Science of Urban
Affairs, Code: 3053, Credit hours: 3, In class hours: 3
- 1.The fundamental concepts of urban Affairs, 2. The city and the
residents, 3. Urban affairs organization, 4. Urban planning, design,
operation and management, 5. Urban issues and policies, 6.Urban
administration, 7. Urban society, 8.Urban finance and auditing, 9. Urban
economy, 10. Urban education and culture, 11. Urban and environmental
hygiene 12.Urban public safety
Cartography, Code: 3192, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Explain ways and instruments of architectural working drawings,
2. Develop students preliminary drawing concepts through project
examples 3.Understand the structure, function and relationship of
construction materials in actual working processes of building
construction, 4. Practice through actual projects to reinforce
architectural drawing concepts, 5. Present slides as supplementary
Instructor: Ta Seng Huang
|Course title:An Introduction to
Environmental Studies, Code: 9621, Credit hours: 2, In class
- 1. An introduction to environmental studies, 2. Natural environment
3.Social environment ?human, culture, politics, and economy, 4.
Environmental impact evaluation 5. Environmental protection
Instructor: Chin Han Lee
|Course title: Environmental
Ecology, Code: 2498, Credit hours:3, In class hours: 3
- 1.The analysis of environmental suitability, 2.The concept of
environmental ecology, 3. Statistics and mathematical methodologies, 4.
Multi-objective planning examples, 5. Issues of earth environment 6. The
environmental adaptability of living creatures, 7. Hydraulic
Instructor: Chin Han Lee
|Course title: The Science of Urban
Planning,, Code: 2138, Credit hours: 3 In class hours: 3
- This course teaches students how to create a comfortable living,
working, transportation, and recreational space through appropriate
planning in land use, transportation, and public infrastructures, 1.
Theories in urban planning, 2. Land use plan, 3. Public infrastructure
plan, 4. Transportation plan, 5. Neighborhood units, 6. Land use zoning
ordinance, 7. Urban design, 8. Urban renewal, 9. Plans evaluation, 10.
Master plans, 11. Regional planning, 12. Urban area planning, 13.
Introduction to major urban plans.
|Course title:Urban Planning
Internship, Code: 7868, Credit hours: 3, In class hours: 6
- The objective of the course lies in integrating theory and practice
through discussion and actual project involvement to help students
better understand the concepts of urban planning. 1. Introduction of
foreign and domestic urban design and urban planning projects, 2. Urban
planning internship and reports according to the class schedule, 3.
Discussion of concepts gained in the class and advisement, 4. Evaluation
of students achievement according to the reports, class attendance and
Instructors: Cheng Hsing Ou, Wen Jui Cheng, and Cheng Han Chen
|Course title:Land Use
Planning, Code: 2642, Credit hours:2, In class hours: 2
- In the first semester, this course focuses on the introduction of
land use and land use planning theories, which includs planning process,
information system, economic theories and methods, population predicting
analysis, activity system, and space quality analysis. In the second
semester, the course focuses on land use planning, and analytical
methods and planning evaluation, which includes natural and physical
environmental survey, analysis, and prediction; planning issues,
objectives analysis and establishment of planning principles.
|Course title:Comparative Local
Government, Code: 3054, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- This course compares the governmental development and evolution in
the systems and types in England, United States, France, Japan, and the
Republic of China. The course activities include group research,
discussion, and panel discussion. Students' learning interests and
achievements will be increased through active participation in course
activities, and written research reports. Off campus activities include
visits to city council and related administrative agencies. These visits
allow students to understand the actual operation of local government
and gain an integrated perspective from the course.
|Course title:Computer and Data
Processing, Code: 2018, Credit hours:2, In class hours:2
- 1. An introduction to the computer, 2. MS-DOS 3.Chinese System, 4. J
S2 (PE2) word processing, 5. A brief introduction to computer viruses,
6. Lotus1, 7. DBASE III, 8. A brief introduction to MSWindows, 9. Course
activities: lectures, practice, reports, and quizes
Statistics, Code: 4009, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- This course focuses on the general collection, arrangement, and data
analysis of statistics, and according to the information resulting from
the analysis, to predict and infer unknown situations. According to this
logical structure, the course includes two major areas(descriptive
statistics and inferential statistics) and four units: data description
and analysis, probability theory, estimation and hypothesis testing,
linear regression and correlation analysis. The first semester focuses
on statistical data analysis and probability theory, which are the
essence of descriptive statistics. The second semester focuses on
probability theory and inferential statistics, including estimation, and
hypothesis testing and linear regression and correlation analysis.
Students will gain a comprehensive perspective on Statistics for
Instructor: Wen Yu Liang
Administration, Code: 3169, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- This course studies personnel administration related theories,
practice, and regulations. In addition to understanding the domestic
personnel regulation and actual operation, concept illumination and
theories can help students grasp the essence and issues of personnel
administration, understand personnel administration in our time in order
to improve the content and quality of personnel administration.
|Course title: Urban
Renewal, Code: 3127, Credit hours:2, In class hours: 2
- 1. The purpose and meaning of urban renewal, 2. Urban renewal
ordinance and setting evaluation standards, 3. The process of urban
renewal, 4. Introduction of foreign and domestic urban renewal methods
and examples, 5. Conclusion.
Instructor: Tien Pi Tsai
|Course title: Urban Affairs
Regulation, Code: 4882, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Theories of administrative regulation, 2. Administrative
organization, 3. Administrative function, 4. Administrative process law,
5. Administrative dispute and litigation law.
|Course title: Urban Design in
Practice, Code: 9758, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- This course is designed to help students understand urban design
concepts, learn how to evaluate an urban design project, and discuss
urban design related topics, such as historic site preservation, space
and plaza design evaluation, and foreign projects overview. The issues
of land use, environmental conditions, and social economy are also
discussed. The course activities emphasize participation. Students give
reports after group discussions, and the instructor gives immediate
comments and feedback to help students gain a more comprehensive
Instructor: Ming Cheu Chen
|Course title: Environment
Planning, Code: 3197, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Environmental ecology and conservation, 2. Environmental ethics,
3. Environmental psychology (the relationship between man and the
environment, 4. Environmental economy (the relationship between
development and conservation,) 5. Environment quality, 6. Environmental
planning in practice.
Instructors: Po Ya Chen
|Course title: Urban
Design, Code: 3126, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. An introduction to urban design, 2. Urban patterns before the
industrial revolution, 3. Modern western urban design trends, 4. Urban
space and patterns, 5. Forces affecting urban activities, 6. Urban
design theories, 7. Urban design strategies and management regulations,
8. Modern new town planning rationales, 9. Urban renewal and
redevelopment, 10. Urban design successive operation and
Instructor: Ming Cheu Chen
|Course title: Thesis
Advisement, Code: 7743, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Selection of a thesis topic, 2. Drafting the thesis outline, 3.
The methods and resources for thesis referential materials gathering, 4.
Sorting out the data, 5. Arrangement of the bibliography and notes, 6.
Differentiate main points and notes 7. Thesis writing practice, 8.
Special topics discussion.
Instructor: Chin Han Lee
|Course title: The Science of
Administration, Code: 3016, Credit hours: 2, In class hours:2
- 1. The basic concept of the science of administration, 2.The
analysis of administrative functions, 3. The traditional, amended, and
integrated administrative science, 4. Organizational theories and
objectives, 5. Organizational structure, 6. Organizational patterns,
climate, operation, and development, 7. Non-formal organization, 8.
Administrative leadership, 9. Administrative communication and
coordination, 10 Human relations.
|Course title: Constructional
Regulation, Code: 2466, Credit hours: 2, Course Hours:2
- 1. An introduction to constructional regulation systems, 2. Regional
planning law, 3. Urban planning law, 4. Architectural technique
regulation, 5. Architecture law.
|Course title: Research in Urban
Policies, Code: 7455, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Essentials of urban policies, 2. Issues of urban policies, 3.
Current urban issues in Taipei City, 4. The process of urban policy
research, 5. The decision making of urban policies, 6. Urban policy
Instructor: Chung Chi Yu
|Course title: Special Topics on
Urban Issues, Code: 4174, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Essentials of urban issues, 2. Issues of the planning system, 3.
Issues of the national land synthetic development plan, 4. Issues of
regional planning, 5. Issues of county and city master planning, 6.
Issues of urban area planning, 7. Issues of urban planning, 8. Issues of
the agricultural village, 9. Issues of urban design, 10. Issues of new
town and community development, 11. Issues of urban renewal, 12. Issues
of land, 13. Issues of land market, 14. Issues of housing, 15. Issues of
floor area ratio control, 16. Issues of urban transportation, 17 Issues
of the development permit and land zoning control, 18. Other urban
Instructor: Po Ya Chen
|Course title: Urban Design
Internship, Code: 5672, Credit hours: 3, In class hours:6
- Concerning the urban landscape, one needs to probe the issues of the
urban environment and the problems generated. Furthermore, one needs to
develop a comprehensive thinking towards the politics, economy, and
culture from an urban design and environmental planning
Instructors: Jacquelin Fu, Tzu Kang Hsia, and Hao Te Huang
|Course title: Non-urban Land Use
Plan, Code: 4175, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- 1. Regional planning law and the implementation regulation 2.
Non-urban land use control regulation, 3. Formulate non urban land use
zoning map and compile various land use operational information, 4.
Non-urban land use zoning and land examination operations in Taiwan
Province, 5. Main points for Taiwan Province non-urban land use change
operations, 6. The architectural management rules (ordinances) for
hillside development, 7.The treatment strategy of the amalgamated
development for the national owned land within a hillside development
area, 8. An introduction to land ownership records and the application
process, 9. Farm land release proposals 10. Non urban land and hillside
community development, 11. National land development plan.
|Course title: Urban Housing and
Architecture, Code: 3128, Credit hours: 2, Course Hours: 2
- This course focuses on the housing and architectural issues raised
by urbanization and the solutions to these issues, 1. The essentials of
housing, 2. The change and evolution of domestic and foreign housing
organizations, 3. Housing land systems, 4. Housing financing systems, 5.
Housing supply and needs, 6. Housing environment, housing planning
inquiries, and project analysis, 7. Site visits and analysis, 8. Future
domestic housing development.
Instructor: Yu Jung Chien
|Course title: Research
Methodologies, Code: 0803, Credit hours: 2, In class hours:2
- This course focuses on the techniques of paper and thesis writing,
and inspires students with a logical thinking capacity and a scholastic
research atmosphere, 1. The essentials for scholarly paper writing, 2.
The nature and types of research, 3. Research topic selection 4.
Research planning and design, 5. Research process and structure, 6. The
establishment of theory and hypothesis, 7. Data collection and analysis,
8. Questionnaire design and survey, 9. The establishment of analytical
Instructor:Shih Yu Hsu
|Course title: Regional Planning
Internship, Code: 9759, Credit hours: 2, Course Hours: 2
- This course introduces foreign and domestic regional development
plan theories and origins through examples. It also discusses regional
planning processes, regional physical planning contents, and case
studies, 1. The physical planning system, 2. The planning and
implementation examination of a regional plan. 3.The content of regional
planning, 4.Public participation and the organization of regional
planning agencies, 5.Regional planning law and regulation analysis,
6.Case studies, 7. The coordination relationship between national major
construction plans and regional plans, 8. The policy direction of
foreign and domestic regional plan development.
Ming Chang and Po Ya
|Course title: Land
Development, Code: 5235, Credit hours: 2, In class hours:2
- This course introduces land development operational processes, and
coordinates them with architectural, urban planning and land
administration regulations, integrally studying general land development
processes and operational methods. 1. The essentials of regulations and
systems, 2. Computer calculation application, 3.Finance computing
application, 4. Engineering appraisal, 5. Market Analysis, 6. Land
ownership recording practice, 7. Land development project initiation and
operation practice, 8. Land development operation process.
|Course title: Urban Planning
Theories and Practice, Code: 3056, Credit hours:2, In class
- Regional planning is a part of the physical planning system. This
course focuses on studying foreign and domestic regional planning
theories and actual operational processes. 1. Foreign and domestic space
planning hierarchy, 2.The contents and types of regional planning, 3.
Related regional planning theories and research areas, 4. The
formulation process of regional planning, 5. Regional planning
information system, 6. Regional planning regulations, 7. Regional
planning approval system, 8. Regional planning case studies.
Instructor: Po Ya
|Course title: Public
Policy, Code: 3089, Credit hours: 2, In class hours: 2
- This course studies public policy related content and theories,
focusing on the integration of public policy and the value of democracy.
Through special topic discussions students will better understand the
benefits and drawbacks of various policies in order to improve the
quality of public policies