What is Community Building? Why does a disaster area need community building? Prof. Chao-Chin Yu addresses these questions.

Date/Time: 27th Dec. 2009, 9.00 – 11.00.

Venue: R715, Wu Jin Lecture Hall

Speaker: Prof. Chao-Chin Yu, Director of Department of Landscape Architecture.

School of Life & Living, School of Arts & Culture, and DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation.

The definition of Community Building is a field of practices directed toward the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional area or with a common value. This definition could also refer to the foundation of building the Pure Land on Earth. To practice and develop the vision of community building, Prof. Yu involved local participants and engaged in the community which was damaged by the 921 earthquake which struck Taiwan on 21st Sep. 1999. Therefore, in order to share the vivid story about this distinct community building case which has been developing since the 921earthquake, the public was invited to attend the seminar held on 27th Dec.