Urban renovation for Keelung goes global

The China Post
Date: January 7, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Fresh ideas for renovating Keelung sprang up during the Ministry of the Interior’s

Hsu Yen-hsing, second from right, head of Keelung’s Department of Urban Development takes foreign experts on an inspection tour of Keelung. (CNA)

Construction and Planning Agency’s three-day international forum that concluded Friday.

Hsu Yen-hsing (徐燕興), the head of Keelung’s Department of Urban Development, took urban planning experts from Taiwan and Europe on an inspection tour of Keelung on Wednesday.

Professor Maurits De Hoog from Amsterdam’s City Planning Bureau expressed support for Keelung Station’s plan to create more public spaces and to use large frame-like installations throughout the city to give it a sense of cohesion.

De Hoog underscored the importance of using public spaces to make a connection between residents and the sea and perhaps even to bolster the port’s economic performance.    [FULL  STORY]

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