Major events are emerging worldwide and are seen to have significant impacts on the host city. However, most of the time, the temporal nature of the event is recognized as a special challenge. The improvement of the host city could be guaranteed only if a long-term legacy plan is considered. In the academic field, there is also a paradigm shift - from the studies on the impacts of the event towards the assessment of event's legacy. Event legacy has also gone from an unknown outcome to something that should be planned from the outset. One innovative part of this research is to highlight both "inward" and "outward" looking. In order to sustain the impacts of the 2016 World Design Capitals (WDC) Taipei, the 2012 WDC Helsinki was selected as benchmarking partner as it conducted one of the most comprehensive assessments and developed a very successful legacy plan. Accordingly, this research aims at: (1) investigating the legacy and its planning adopted by the 2012 WDC Helsinki; (2) clarifying the perspectives of the key stakeholders on the perceived legacy and legacy plan of 2016 WDC Taipei; (3) based on the lessons learned from Helsinki, providing suggestions of effective strategies for Taipei; and (4) expanding the findings to the theoretical model of event's legacy planning. Methodologically, this study is based on case studies of Helsinki and Taipei as the 2012 and 2016 WDCs, and qualitative approach is adopted. Primary data will be collected by in-depth interviews with key informants, including the representatives of city government, operating bodies of the WDC and its legacy plan, and design industries in both Helsinki and Taipei. It will be supplemented by official documents and academic publications. "Adaptive City" and "WDC Legacy" are two major appeals of Taipei City Government to host the 2016 WDC. Taking Helsinki as a benchmarking partner will help policymakers achieve these two major goals, and insure the sustainability of WDC as well as implement a design-oriented strategy for urban development. Furthermore, the experiences learned from to cases studied could help other cities in Taiwan with similar background or motivation in hosting major event. An investigation into the actual process could benefit the evaluation of event legacy and strike a balance between multiple legacies of event.
|Effective start/end date||2018/08/01 → 2021/01/31|
- Major event; Event legacy; Legacy planning; World Design Capital; Taipei; Helsinki
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