NCKU Curriculum Map
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Tourism is one of the fast-growing economic sectors in the world and its growth is contributed by the force of globalization and increasing demand on leisure in the past few decades. It is often seen as a win-win solution to improve the local quality of life by adding new amenities at the same time attracting spending and investments. Cities, particularly in the traditional cores, have been transformed to capture the rise of tourism economy and accommodate the visitor class in many ways. This course expect to address the following questions: What make a tourist? Who are the tourists? What do they do and their demand? What is the traditional and new role of cities in promoting tourism? What are different types of tourist facilities and its impact? Here are essential questions for planners to know before tapping into this path of economic development. The relationship between tourism and urban regeneration will be discussed in the following perspectives: First we will decentralize the term "leisure", defining who the tourists are, what they demand from sociological/anthropological perspectives, in order to get familiar with this particular type of customers/users of cities and their behaviors. Then we will take a geographic perspective to look at the urban tourism at different scales, globally defining the typology of tourist cities at different geographic regions and locally understanding the types of tourism facilities/amenities and their locations. The third and the majority of the course will take a closer examination to the trend of building the "infrastructures of play" in cities: including heritage, cultural and art, sport, shopping, entertainment complex, events and to the latest, "green" facilities. Finally, this course will end with a political-economic perspective in order to determine the legitimacy of promoting tourism as a public policy for urban regeneration and its potential socio-spatial impact to the cities and their residents.

Course Goal
A. Cultivating advanced spatial planning and design professionals with globe vision, execution ability and leadership.
C. Cultivating high-level spatial planning and design teaching faculty with inter-disciplinary, forward-looking and globe visions.
Course Principle Literacy and Competence
[Principle Literacy]
  • With global vision and foreign language proficiency. PhD graduates are able to publish academic paper internationally.
  • With professional ethics and social responsibilities.
  • As citizen of the earth, respect multi-culture and enhance environment sustainability and generation justice.
  • With spirit of humanism and environmental aesthetics self-discipline.
  • [Competence]
  • Ability to grasp the content of spatial planning and design theories and development issues.
  • Ability to innovatively integrate theories and practical skills to achieve the best spatial planning and design practices.
  • Ability of accurate analysis and expound and effective communication.
  • Ability of integrating, implement, and developing inter-disciplinary knowledge from professional aspect.
  • Courses of Recent Years
    Course Name
    (The name will link to the syllabus.)
    Credit Taught in English
    (Yes or No)
    0108/2 P280700 [UP7316]TOURISM AND URBAN REGENERATION 3.0 Y Chang, Hsiu-Tzu
    0107/1 P280700 [UP7316]TOURISM AND URBAN REGENERATION 3.0 Y Chang, Hsiu-Tzu
    0106/1 P280700 [UP7316]TOURISM AND URBAN REGENERATION 3.0 Y Chang, Hsiu-Tzu
    0105/1 P280700 [UP7316]TOURISM AND URBAN REGENERATION 3.0 Y Chang, Hsiu-Tzu
    0103/2 P280700 [UP7316]TOURISM AND URBAN REGENERATION 3.0 Y Chang, Hsiu-Tzu
    0102/2 P280700 [UP7316]TOURISM AND URBAN REGENERATION 3.0 Y Chang, Hsiu-Tzu