Social Designing Edible Community Networks: Longtan, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Authors

  • Chen Ting Wu Department of Cultural and Creative Industries, HungKuang University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Shenglin Elijah Chang Professor, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1283

Abstract

Based on action research methods in between peri-urban and rural communities of Longtan region in Taoyuan Taiwan, the object of our paper is to investigate how to reconnect lives and landscapes to revitalize small towns and shrinking rural villages by cultivating edible community networks. We define edible community networks as social designing local food to connect three major domains: autonomous processes, environmental friendly economies, and cross-cultural landscape identities. The findings of our research suggest that food imbody social relationships as well as economic connections. Rural revitalizations could be established via integrating food connections among urban consumers, farmers, and community groups. 

Author Biography

Chen Ting Wu, Department of Cultural and Creative Industries, HungKuang University, Taichung, Taiwan

紅光大學文化創意產業系助理教授

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Published

2018-03-02

How to Cite

Wu, C. T., & Chang, S. E. (2018). Social Designing Edible Community Networks: Longtan, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 103-111. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1283