Developing Companionship with the Left-Behinds

University Social Responsibility and a Collaborative Approach to Rural Regeneration in the Badlands Region of Taiwan

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https://doi.org/10.24306/TrAESOP.2022.01.002

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Left-behind, university social responsibility, place-based, asset-based, collaborative planning

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The subject of regional inequality has been garnering the attention of scholars over the past decade and has generated debates on territories forgotten by mainstream economic activities. Left-behind places are a global phenomenon yet with various situated conditions in different development contexts that required customized, place-based solutions. This paper discusses a possible approach to work with the left-behinds: using the university as an institutional resource to engage people and places in regional regeneration. Using the [anonymised] project as an example, we describe the learning journey of developing the ground solutions and companionship between a research university and left-behind communities in the rural badlands region. Adopting a hybrid of an asset-based approach to community development and collaborative planning for regional development, this case demonstrates a potential level-up strategy for sustainable development for the lagging region. 

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Chang, H. B. (2022). Developing Companionship with the Left-Behinds: University Social Responsibility and a Collaborative Approach to Rural Regeneration in the Badlands Region of Taiwan. Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning, 6(1), 14–29. https://doi.org/10.24306/TrAESOP.2022.01.002

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01-12-2022

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