Cities without a long-term development strategy inevitably run into short-term challenges.
In a fast-changing global economy, cities must have a visionary blueprint that not only provides solutions but rejuvenates the local economy to grow sustainably.
Taoyuan City currently has a population of 2.2 million. The city is where Taiwan’s largest international airport is located and is connected to Taipei via the MRT service which has been running since 2017. Taoyuan is also the largest industrial city in Taiwan and accommodates several high-tech industry clusters. The total GDP of the city’s manufacturing industries was estimated at USD91.6 billion as of 2011.
In 2015, AECOM was commissioned by the municipal government to develop a strategic vision plan to guide the city in its short-, medium- and long-term development. The plan addressed six major and interconnected concerns of the city, including transition in demography, industrial development, agricultural development, spatial structure, sustainable development and transportation. A comprehensive vision plan was completed in 2018.