Adequate and Resilient Housing for All
A Common and Better Urban Future

Rapid urbanization, population aging, climate change and the global COVID-19 pandemic have all become pressing issues that need to be answered by the world. The 2021 International Housing and Urban Regeneration Forum (IHURF 2021) echoes with the “ Housing For All-A Better Urban Future” theme of 2020 UN World Habitat Day, and attempts to discuss about how adequate and resilient housing are practiced here in Taiwan and elsewhere around the world. Jointly organized and hosted by the National Housing and Urban Regeneration Center of Taiwan (HURC) and FIABCI-Taiwan, the IHURF 2021 will also be first of the 2022 FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards seminar series.

IHURFThematic Sessions

I. Diverse Supply of Adequate Housing

As land resource in the urban areas becomes scarce, adequate housing can only be better achieved and provided through the cooperation between different stakeholders. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and distinct attempts have been tried out in different parts of the world. During this session, we aim to explore diversified ways in providing adequate housing.

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II. Resilient Housing in a Changing World

From resilient city to resilient housing, we have now paid more and more attention to how human settlements can better adapt to the various challenges we now face in this changing world. It has become clear that resilience is an integral part to sustainability, and in this session, we will study about how construction method and building design can help ensure resilient housing and resilient city.

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III. Sustainable Management of People-Centered Community

The wellbeing of a community builds upon several bedrocks: sufficient provision of different social services, effective social empowerment and lasting cooperation between stakeholders. During this session, we will learn from different attempts and their experiences on how diversity is enriched in communities, how stakeholders are empowered, and how communities can better and sustainably manage themselves.

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IHURF AGENDA

10:00-10:20 Welcome Remarks │ Housing Vision 2030

Ching-Chun Hua, Deputy Minister of the Interior &
Acting Chairman of the HURC, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Chang-Hsin Lin, President Emeritus, FIABCI-Taiwan

10:20-12:00 SESSION I | Diverse Supply of Adequate Housing

Moderator
Lily Chang,President, FIABCI-Taiwan
Speaker
Danielle Grossenbacher, Co-Chair, Business & Industry Group, General Assembly of Partners, New York, USA (Slides)
Dr. Jeong Kiseong, Associate Research Fellow, Land and Housing Institute/ Korea Land & Housing Corporation, South Korea (Slides)
Dr. Li-ling Huang, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Building & Planning, National Taiwan University (Slides)
Panelist
Chi-Ming Chen, Deputy Director General, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Timothy Yi, President, Lokahi Global Corporation, Hawaii, USA

12:00-13:00 Lunch/ Break

13:00-14:30 SESSION II | Resilient Housing in a Changing World

Moderator
Dr. Kuang-Hui Peng, Emeritus Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Speaker
Andreas Binkert, President, 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association, Switzerland (Slides)
Zheng-Xing Ou, Division Chief, Public Housing Division, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (Slides)
Panelist
Ching-Hwa Chang, Principal architect, Bio-architecture Formosana, Taiwan
Dr. Yen-Jong Chen, Distinguished Professor, Department of Urban Planning, NCKU, Taiwan

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-16:15
SESSION III | Sustainable Management of People-Centered Community

Moderator
Dr. Shyh-Meng Huang, Emeritus Chairman, Taiwan institute of Property Management, and Consultant, FIABCI-Taiwan
Speaker
Stéphane Dauphin, CEO, Paris Habitat, France
Hannah Fischer-Baum, Responsable Pole Habitat, Direction Territoriale Sud Est, Paris Habitat
Po-hung Liu, Director of OURs and Social Housing Youth Innovation Project, Taiwan (Slides)
Panelist
Ching-Yi Cheng, Chief Engineer, Housing Development Department, Taichung City Government, Taiwan
Dr. Chin-Shan Chi, Professor & Founder of the Goldenville, Taiwan
Bertrand Bret, Advisor to the Chairman, Paris Habitat

16:15-16:30 Closing Remarks

Jing-Maw Huang, CEO, National Housing and Urban Regeneration Center, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Lily Chang, President, FIABCI-Taiwan

IHURF Book your Seat

IHURFAbout the Forum

  • Date
    November 26 (Fri), 2021
  • Participation
    Online streaming, link will be provided after registration
  • Language
    English and Chinese
  • Organizers
    National Housing and Urban Regeneration Center, R.O.C. FIABCI-Taiwan

IHURF Speakers

SESSION I | Diverse Supply of Adequate Housing
Moderator
Lily Chang,President, FIABCI-Taiwan
Presient Lily Chang has served in various positions for FIABCI-Taiwan and was the Chief Executive Officer for the 2013 FIABCI World Congress in Taichung. She actively participates in FIABCI events and has served the community in many different capacities, including FIABCI Board Member, President of the World Council of Developers and Investors, Member of the Strategic Committee and Trustee of the FIABCI Scholarship Foundation.
Presentation
Danielle Grossenbacher, World President, FIABCI 2015-2016

Danielle Grossenbacher has accumulated 40 years of experience in Real Estate brokerage. She was FIABCI’s World President in 2015-2016. During her term, she launched FIABCI’s still ongoing World Urban Campaign « The City We Need Is Affordable ». The campaign’s publications and talks featuring the latest innovative trends and solutions in affordable housing can found on the website www.urbanthinkingtalks.com. She is also currently co-chair of the Business & Industry group of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), which is a Civil Society Group with a focus on helping UN-Habitat in implementing the New Urban Agenda. Danielle is a Real Estate Broker selling commercial and residential properties in New York City.

Dr. Jeong Kiseong, Associate Research Fellow, Land and Housing Institute/ Korea Land & Housing Corporation, South Korea
Jeong, Kiseong is a junior researcher in LHI and his recent research has been on the development of public rental housing policy, considering housing welfare and affordability.
Dr. Li-ling Huang, Professor, Graduate Institute of Building & Planning, National Taiwan University
Dr. Huang is an associate professor and former head of the Graduate Institute of Building & Planning, National Taiwan University. She has served as Chairwoman of the Organization of Urban Re-s (OURs) and sat on urban plan review committees of the Ministry of the Interior and Taipei City Government. Her expertise includes globalization and regional development, urban studies, social housing and community building, and planning and design theories. Recently, she has been devoting her time to research and pedagogical practice in innovative policies on social housing.
Panelist
Chi-Ming Chen, Deputy Director General, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Deputy Director Chen graduated from the Urban Planning Department , National Cheng Kung University and the Urban Planning Institute of National Taipei University. He also went to the Faculty of Urban and Regional Studies for one year visiting at the University of Reading, UK. His main expertise is urban and regional spatial planning.

He served as the head of the comprehensive planning division and urban/rural planning branch of the construction and planning agency of MOI, where he was responsible for land use planning, coastal management and wetland conservation. He is currently the deputy director of the construction and planning agency of MOI and is responsible for supervising national spatial planning, urban renewal and public housing.

Timothy Yi, President, Lokahi Global Corporation, Hawaii, USA

Timothy Yi is an affordable housing developer in Hawaii, USA since 2013. He had successfully completed two affordable housing projects in the urban Honolulu area, "Kapiolani Residence" (485 units) and "The Central Ala Moana” (513 units) as the President of Samkoo Hawaii, LLC. Both Kapiolani Residence and The Central Ala Moana offered its 60% of the total units as affordable units. His first project, the Kapiolani Residence received the 2020 Grand Prix Award by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-USA) as the best affordable housing in the United States and won the 2021 Prix d’Excellence Gold Award by International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) in Paris, France as the best affordable housing in the World. With his dedicated passion and vision to serve the community, he was the recipient of the "Urban Vision Award" from FIABCI-USA awarded to the individual that accomplished the most to realize and provide society with the optimum solution to its property needs in 2019.

With his success on two affordable housing projects, Timothy Yi established his own development company, Lokahi Global Corporation this year. The word “Lokahi” means unity in Hawaiian language and that is his mission and vision in providing “Housing for All” to people who are in need. He is currently planning on providing more affordable housing, workforce housing, senior housing, student housing, and homeless shelters in Hawaii, Cambodia, Kenya, and around the world.

SESSION II | Resilient Housing in a Changing World
Moderator
Dr. Kuang-Hui Peng, Emeritus Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Peng received his PhD in planning and landscape design from the University of Manchester. He was responsible for public housing, new town development and comprehensive development planning as Executive Secretary at the Provincial Department of Housing and Urban Development. At National Taipei University of Technology, he has served as Professor, Dean, Chair, and Director at the Department of Architecture, where he established the graduate school of architecture and urban design, bachelor's program in innovative design, graduate school of interactive media, and PhD program in design studies and integrated studies in industrial design, architecture and urban design, environmental planning, and interactive media. He was Chairman of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning and is currently Chairman of TGPAA.
Presentation
Andreas Binkert, President, 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association, Switzerland
Andreas Binkert represents 2000-Watt Smart Cities Association, which works with the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and other cities and towns interested in smart city in forging sustainable and carbon-neutral communities by linking smart infrastructures and energy conservation planning, aiming to provide the highest quality in living environment with the least energy and resource consumption.
Zheng-Xing Ou, Division Chief, Public Housing Division, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

A graduate from the department of land administration, National Chung Hsing University and department of architecture, Tamkang University, Ou specializes in urban planning and ecological conservation and management. He implemented the 6-year National Infrastructure Project on Public Housing at the Public Housing section, CPA (Construction and Planning Agency). As Senior Specialist, Section Chief and Senior Engineer, he was responsible for executing the mid-term plan for national parks and the planning and establishment of Taijiang National Park and Shoushan National Nature Park, and later spearheaded the management and operations of the first wetland national park in Taiwan as the first deputy director of Taijiang National Park Office.

After being appointed Director of the Preparatory Office of Shoushan National Nature Park, he helped establish the first national nature park in Taiwan and pioneered the operational model of "low-elevation mountain". As Deputy Section Chief, National Parks Section, he was involved in the review and declaration of the boundaries for 83 wetlands of national importance and promulgation of the Wetland Conservation Act. After being transferred to the Office of the Administrative Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Interior (MOI) as Senior Executive Officer, he assisted in realizing a hearing mechanism at the Ministry, legislating of urban regeneration laws, and establishing the National Housing and Urban Regeneration Center (HURC).

He currently serves as Division Chief, Public Housing Division, CPA and is actively implementing, in accordance with the Housing Act, housing policies such as "200,000 social housing units in 8 years" and government-subsidized and -managed housing.

Panelist
Ching-Hwa Chang, Principal architect, Bio-architecture Formosana, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Ching-Hwa Chang is Principal Architect at Bio-architecture Formosana. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and a master's degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and practices in Taiwan and the U.S.A. She has taught design at several universities including NCKU and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and sits on the sustainability committees of several local governments. With signature works including Beitou Library and Floral Expo Pavilion, she is the recipient of two Taiwan Architecture Awards and 11th Outstanding Taiwanese Architect Award. Chang is actively involved in environmental conservation work with local and international green building associations, low-carbon aesthetics and innovative cross-disciplinary design, and advocacy for harmony between land development and the environment. Her strong convictions in green and sustainable design are evident in her local and overseas projects as well as all her public works.
Dr. Yen-Jong Chen, Distinguished Professor, Department of Urban Planning, NCKU, Taiwan

Dr. Chen holds a PhD in urban system and policy planning (1993) from Northwestern University, IL, USA and is Chairman of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning (TIUP). He served as Director of the department of urban planning at NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) and is Standing Director at Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC), and board member and fellow at Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES).

As Director at the Research Center of Energy Technology and Strategy (RCETS@NCKU), he was in charge of urban and environmental applications of energy technology and energy policy analysis. Over the years, he has lead over 20 research projects supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology and accumulated nearly three decades of practice in the review and approval of urban planning and land development plans. More recently, he is engaged in land use planning, regional spatial planning, and smart city planning while specializing in studies on housing and friendly environment for seniors urban dwellers, analysis of urban housing affordability, the impact of globalization on urban housing price, and urban environmental applications of energy technology.

SESSION III | Sustainable Management of People-Centered Community
Moderator
Dr. Shyh-Meng Huang, Emeritus Chairman, Taiwan institute of Property Management, and Consultant, FIABCI-Taiwan

A retired professor from National Taiwan University and National University of Kaohsiung, Dr. Huang specializes in urban planning and design, realty development, and facility and property management. He is also Chairman of Taiwan Toilet Association. In recent years, he has devoted himself to the amendment of the Condominium Administration Act Building Administration Division and establishment of a budgeting mechanism for the long-term upkeep of buildings. He advocates the approach of " separate floor-by-floor plumbing" and the necessity and value in the integration of bathroom facilities.

His eminent titles comprise Secretary General at FIABCI-Taiwan, Chairman at Taiwan Institute of Property Management, Architectural Institute of Taiwan, and Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning, President of National Land Planning and Realty Information Center, and member of urban planning and urban design committees at central and local governments.

Presentation
Stéphane Dauphin, CEO, Paris Habitat, France

Stephane Dauphinmulti received his master's' degree in urbanism and city planning from the University of Paris Sorbonne. In 2002, he became Chief of Staff at the President's Office of the Nantes Metropolis Area. From 2011 to 2016, he worked as Deputy CEO then CEO of Nantes Habitat and helped implement regional social housing.He has accumulated rich experience in public policy and governance and management of social and affordable housing. Since 2016, Stephane Dauphin has served as CEO of Paris Habitat. He is also Vice-President of AORIF, the umbrella regional organization for all social housing organizations of Ile-de France, and Chair of the GPIS, which has a mandate in the security of Parisian social housing.

Paris Habitat, the largest public and social housing corporation in France, manages 125,000 social units with 90% located within the City of Paris and 10% outside. The organization receives funding for land development from the Parisian government for the execution, management, and operation of social housing.

Hannah Fischer-Baum, Responsable Pole Habitat, Direction Territoriale Sud Est/Paris Habitat

Hannah Fischer-Baum is an American urban planner living in France. Before moving to France in 2012, she worked on large scale urban development projects in New York, first in the private sector and later at the Department of City Planning of the City of New York. In that capacity, she shepherded projects through the City’s approvals process, such as the New York University Expansion and Saint Vincent’s Hospital Reconversion. She also served on the Lower Manhattan Special Unit, working on streetscape and open space projects post 9/11.

In France, Hannah has worked for the affordable housing company, the Foyer Rémois, as the head of the New Build team. Since 2016, she has worked for Paris Habitat in multiple capacities. Most recently, she heads a team in day-to-day operations for the 22.000 units of housing in Paris 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13th arrondissements. She has an advanced degree in urban planning from Harvard University. Her undergraduate work was completed at Carleton College in literature and art history as well as at the Institut Francais d’Urbanisme.

Po-hung Liu, Director of OURs and Social Housing Youth Innovation Project, Taiwan

Liu founded Classic Design and Planning Co. in 1990 and engages in work to shape the environment with a focus on landscape design. He managed to obtain a master's degree at the Graduate Institute of Building & Planning, National Taiwan University while working. With a passion in "participatory design", he endeavors to realize this ideal in different types of projects including open space in campuses, parks and urban areas, the planning, design and construction supervision of public projects, and oversight of landscape improvements of the living environment. Always giving back to the society with his wealth of practical experience, he also guides students in discovering the magic of environmental design at the faculty of landscape design at Chung Yuan Christian University and Fu Jen Catholic University.

He was the 9th Chairman and current Honorary Chairman at the Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects as well as a member of the Taipei City Tree Protection Committee. He sets high self-expectations toward enhancing Taiwan's environmental quality. After years of practice and observation of the Taiwanese society, he believes "community building" and "public participation" executed to a refined level of details are the best solutions to environmental issues. Toward this goal, he continues to engage in NGO work to strengthen awareness in related issues and converting opinions with an eye to gradually propagate the influence and enable qualitative changes.

Panelist
Ching-Yi Cheng, Chief Engineer, Housing Development Department, Taichung City Government, Taiwan
A front-line practitioner of social housing, Chen is engaged in the exploration of new housing typologies and community connection while attending to residential needs toward achieving housing with peace of mind.
Dr. Chin-Shan Chi, Professor & Founder of Goldenville, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Pf. Chi is the founder of Goldenville and full-time professor at the faculty of social work, Providence University. He has accumulated over 15 years of research and teaching experience on the topic of aged society and has been devoted to social practice since 2010. He founded Youben Co., which trains young people in providing community care with over 100 full-time employees to serve seniors. As part of his continued efforts on decent housing for seniors, he then founded Taiwan Fuchi Community Association, a social enterprise aimed at the sustainable perpetuation of kind deeds.

Bertrand Bret, Advisor to the Chairman/ Paris Habitat

Bertrand Bret, 64, has a Post Graduate Diploma in Political Sciences and a Master of Communication. Prior to joining Paris Habitat in 2001 as advisor to the Chairman, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served at French Embassies in the Middle-East. Then he held various roles and elected functions including advisor to a M.P, President of the Security Committee of the Region Ile-de-France Council, 1st Deputy – Mayor in charge of housing and urban projects of the 20th district of Paris and he joined the Mayor of Paris’ staff as advisor to social housing companies policy.

He has been appointed for 6 years (2009-2015) to Chairman of Aximo, the main social housing private subsidiary of the Group Paris Habitat.

In addition, he has been involved since 2015 in developing international partnerships and relationships between Paris Habitat and other social housing companies in European and Asian capitals as in French-speaking countries. He is now Head of the International Affairs Dept.