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“Houyi Community – Talent Field of Community Development Base” winning the Yuan Ye Awards 2022

  • PostDate:2022-05-19

May 18, 2022

Environmental Protection Bureau


        Kaohsiung Judicious Creative Architecture Association holds the annual Yuan Ye Awards to encourage community development. The Yuan Ye Awards selects outstanding community landscapes of different administrative divisions. Environmental Protection Bureau of Chiayi City Government enters “Houyi Community – Talent Field of Community Development Base” this year, and it has won the Award of Community Cultural Landscaping. The award is the recognition to the effort of the residents and volunteers.

        Talent Field used to be a factory of fermented vegetables and weeds kept growing after it was closed, according to Wen-yi Chuang, Chief of Houyi Community. With the help of community planning managers, Chuang transformed the messy environment into a friendly space for young people to start up businesses. The project was done by following the culture of fermented vegetable making. Groups including residents and volunteers also participated in the process. Talent Field now has turned into a gathering spot for residents to hang out or for young talented people to grow by discussing different issues.

        Talent Field of Community Development Base is the exemplar of community environment improvement in Chiayi City. A closed factory of fermented vegetables co-managed by the local and young people has transformed into a gathering spot for different activities. Hopefully, the Yuan Ye Awards will inspire more communities and young people in Chiayi City to take part in community planning to improve the environment. Communities can also be the new spotlight of Chiayi City.