The Yilan Office was established in 1995 to conduct public planning projects and to serve local communities. As a resource center and a platform for community planning, it has played an influential role in governmental policies in local development. In recent years, this model of sustained local engagement in Yilan County, with a focused methodology of participatory community planning, has received national and international attention.
Facing rapid societal changes and multiple new dimensions of environmental problems, the Yilan Office has made a transformation in July 2014 to become a full-fledged branch office of the Foundation. It will have more initiative,
be more flexible, and be actively responsive to policy planning, spatial design, research and education, and related management and consulting needs.
In response to public issues of democratic planning, with an urgent demand for greater public participation, the Yilan Office intends to strengthen its commitment to participatory planning and design as a core value. Through more refined integration of practice and teaching, we intend to further improve our methods and theories regarding community development. Our goal is to improve traditional modes of spatial production and to realize a workable transdisciplinary forum in resolving local public issues.Scridb filter