Since the implementation of the Spatial Planning Act on May 1, 2016, it has created a new vision for spatial and urban planning in Taiwan. This new policy has brought many challenges, including the establishment of national and municipal spatial plans, the establishment of functional zones, and the release of a spatial planning white paper. Additionally, there are more than 400 urban plans and 10 national parks that are currently under review, changes, or development, which will lead to a shortage of spatial planning manpower in the future.
Lin Biing-Shiun, the director of the Urban and Rural Development Branch at the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of The Interior, said, "The national spatial plan should have a local point of view and solution strategy, rather than a specific point of view." To cultivate the spatial planning profession as early as possible, the government has commissioned universities in North, Central, South, East, and Outlying Islands to set up a general platform promotion office and regional planning centers to cultivate local planning talents. This initiative has led to the establishment of the Spatial and Urban Planning Education and Research Platform, also known as the SUPER Platform.
Professor Tzu-Yuan Chao from the Department of Urban Planning at NCKU, who is also responsible for the SUPER Platform plan, claimed that by inviting National Chengchi University, Feng Chia University, National Cheng Kung University, National Taitung University, and Kun Shan University as planning centers, she hopes to link the professional energy of the industry, government, and academia in each region from schools, and cultivate local talents. The teaching and research results will be shared through the platform of teaching resources.
The opening ceremony of the SUPER Platform invited some special guests from the platform promotion office as senior advisory board members. The Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, has indicated that teachers, students, and related practitioners who are interested in the national spatial project or want to further their studies, and those who want to learn more about the content or have a need for teaching cooperation, can contact the Urban and Rural Development Branch at the Construction and Planning Agency (Regional Development Division 02-27721350) or the Platform Promotion Office (Department of Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University 06-2757575 ext. 54210#42).
The opening ceremony of SUPER Platform held in NCKU on Feb. 14, 2023
Lin Biing-Shiun, the Director of Urban and Rural Development Branch, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of The Interior gave a speech.
Professor Tzu-Yuan Chao from the Department of Urban Planning, NCKU, mainly responsible for the SUPER Platform plan.
The special guests and also the senior advisory board for the opening ceremony of SUPER Platform.