Forum of GEC and Land Use Change in Peri-Urban Area:
Dialogue and Experience of Asian Cities
Minsheng E. Rd., Sec.3
conference is a dissemination event of PU-GEC Project, which will take
place in Taipei, November 29 2008, at the National Taipei University.
The primary focus of PU-GEC project is to frame the relationships between
land use change in peri-urban areas with the global environmental change
issues. One of the goals of the project is to present experiences in
Asian communities. This event will provide an opportunity to bring
together research findings on peri-urban issues in Asian cities from a
variety of perspectives.The
event is organized and divided into three parts:
Forum (Nov. 29, 2008)
he Forum is organized into a one day conference. Prof. Ian Douglas
and Prof. Karen Seto are invited to deliver keynote speeches for the
forum. Prof. Seto is currently the chair of Scientific Steering
Committee of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC)
project of IHDP. Prof. Douglas has Chaired the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Peri-Urban
Environmental Change (PU-ECH) project of SCOPE. The research findings from the
first year of PU-GEC project and experience from other Asian cities will
also be presented by the project PI and collaborators.
Field trip (Nov. 30 ~ Dec.1,
event is organized as a two-day field trip to Taipei
County and Taoyuan County, the case study site of PU-GEC project.
Participants will not only be exposed to the ecosystem functions and
services of Taipeiˇ¦s peri-urban areas but also experience the severe
urban sprawl impacting the study area.
Workshop (Dec.2, 2008)
workshop on Ecological Development of Chinese Coastal Cities to be
held after the field trip is an extension project on Comparative Study on Ecological Development of
Chinese Coastal Cities by Prof. Wang Rusong, which is a part of the SCOPE project of
Ecopolis development to meet the challenge of global environmental
change. The workshop is mainly for delegates from various coastal cities of China.
conference is targeted mainly to the scientific community in the field
of spatial planning and resource management and anyone interested in
understanding the relationship between peri-urbanization and issues of
global environmental change, but also to experts from planning agencies
with interest in or in charge of land use planning and controls in peri-urban
areas. Paper presentations are for invited speakers only.