A Successful Story of Regional Revitalization in Taiwan

Many people see rural areas as non-economical; however, the Taiwanese government has declared 2019 as Taiwan's Regional Revitalization Year to make a change. Photo: Pixabay

Of: Yi-Chia Chen

Regional revitalization is a concept originated from Japan in 2012. Since Taiwan is facing similar problems as Japan, the Taiwanese government also decides to adopt this concept to attract people to move to rural areas. Instead of focusing on redevelopment, revitalization comes to play an important role.

May 3, 2021, Long read, Magazine

Activists are pushing for development alternatives

Many globally established schools of thought, like the Degrowth movement, have their origins in activism. Photo: Jeanne Menjoulet / Flickr

Of: Alexandru Mocanu

“Décroissance !, Décroissance!” This was a slogan that could be heard and seen on the streets of protesting Europe about two decades ago in reaction to the G8 Summit - an intergovernmental forum of the leaders from the most powerful countries. Known in English as Degrowth, it is now one of the major development alternative projects. […]

January 30, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine