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Guandu: River Urbanism

Taiwan Architecture News - Feb 22, 2010 - 21:58   6003 views

The Taipei City Government Departmentof Urban Development is facing a serious challenge. The growingpressure of Taipei Basin has turned its focus towards the last naturalwetland environment of the city – the Guandu Plain. Will Taipei repeatits industrial sins with the planning of Guandu, or is the urbannarrative ready to take the next step onwards and develop a moreenvironmentally harmonious co-existence between the city and the river?Will the future Guandu be a groundbreaking example of River Urbanism,or will Taipei now cut off its primeval roots towards the river forgood?