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Journal of architecture and plannin Volume13, 1
Article A Location-allocation Model for Senior Citizens Communities Planning

This study aimed at developing a location-allocation model for senior citizens communities planning. The developed model was applied to the case study of Wanhua District, Taipei City, to verify the applicability and reasonableness of model. The planning results of case study offer concrete recommendations to Taipei City Government. This study employed land-use suitability analysis and mathematical programming approach to design the model as a multi-objective mixed integer programming problem. The model considers three objectives for different stakeholders: maximizing environmental suitability, maximizing developed dwelling units and minimizing development costs, with the following constraints: upper and lower bounds of development scale for each site, dwelling unit demands and value ranges of decision variables. According to the model characteristics, this study applied ε-constraint method to solve the developed model.

Keywords senior citizens communities, location-allocation model, mathematical programming, land use suitabili
Pages pp. 1-26

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Journal of architecture and plannin Volume13, 1
Article Cognitive of Feng Shui and it’s Impacts on willness of housing purchase-A case study in Tainan
Author Kan-Chung Huang, Wei-Ling Liu, Ya-Fang Ku

“Feng Shui” has been related to residential environment, and it still a key element in housing purchase decision-making. Meanwhile, it is still not clear that cognitive extent of Feng Shui and how Feng Shui influence housing purchase decision-making. This study investigate real and potential housing shoppers who take use of the service of a famous real estate agency in Tainan. 100 questionnaire were collected and analyzed. The result shows that cognitive of Feng Shui were classified to three factors, including “high-involved cognitive”, “facilities cognitive”, and “normal cognitive”. Further more, housing shoppers were classified to two groups, including “Feng Shui-involved” and Feng Shui-ignored”. Shoppers classified to “Feng Shui-involved” tends to avoided most of negative elements for housing purchase.

Keywords housing shoppers, cognitive of Feng Shui, willingness of housing purchase
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Journal of architecture and plannin Volume13, 1
Article Industrial Cluster Formation and Evolution-The Case of Hsinchu Area
Author Ko-Fan Lin, Tai-Shan Hu, Hung-Nien Hsieh, Ping-Ching Chia

 Over the years, there are many literatures in industrial geography and new regionalism field agreed that industrial clusters are the key points to develop the industrial economy in the era of globalization. Because of the different integrated elements, they form different effects to come into cluster.

In Taiwan, Hisnchu Science Park has owned the highly visible innovative village of semiconductor industries and it has the most complete industrial chain which links with global semiconductor industries. The Setting of HsinChu Science Park is not only changed the industrial structure of industrial zone, but also advanced the development of high-tech industries and promoted the growth of relative firms in HsinChu City. It is clearly that the science park has pushed forward the effect of industrial economy and innovative clusters around the great HsinChu area.

This research used the industrial cluster theory as the approach. The main idea of the study is to analyze the passing literatures and to carry out the great HsinChu area as a case study discussed the time, the process, and the influence the cluster of semiconductor industries around HsinChu Science Park. In addition, this research planned to use the collecting data to explore the process of industrial development, the ability of innovative R&D, and the industrial clusters how it works upon the clustering effect of a region in the future. Following the result of the study, this research clarified the evolution among the different stages of the spatial industrial plan in HsinChu city.

Keywords Globalization, Industry clusters, Life cycle, Evolution
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Journal of architecture and plannin Volume13, 1
Article Evolution in a core-periphery model
Author Hsin-Ping Chen

The author proposes an alternative dynamic pattern to explain workers migration, and a production behavior to include the non-market agglomeration effect into the model. The dynamic process of worker migration is derived from the model implicitly with microfoundation rather than explicitly apply a migration law from evolutionary game which is independent of the model and without microfoundation.

Simulation results suggest that the difference between income in core and periphery regions rises with agglomeration. The average income is higher in the core-periphery structure than in a dispersed pattern. The increase of regional disparities may cause impoverishment of the peripheral region. Agglomeration and growth reinforce each other; however, inter-regional integration may benefit only the core region. The periphery is better off in a more dispersed pattern. Economic growth in the core region does not necessarily benefit the whole region. Inclusion of the non-market spatial agglomeration effect enhances the centripetal forces, which further leads the system to a core-periphery pattern.

Keywords Core-periphery model, Bifurcation, Replicator dynamics
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