This new article, by Hsinko Cinco Yu , Tsai-Hung Lin & Marcin Dąbrowski,  investigates the potential of placemaking for stimulating active engagement of tenants in management of social housing and its shared spaces in Taipei. Being part of a forthcoming special issue of Planning Practice and Research on policy transfer in planning and urban policies, we also explore how this practice was initially inspired by community placemaking in Japan (Machizukuri) and tactical urbanism practices in the US initially and how it differs from the approaches to social housing management used in the West.

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YISH programme activities in social housing projects: (a) community roof-top garden managed by a YISH team; (b) YISH team members working with tenants to improve social housing’s public space; (c) physical therapy courses offered by a YISH team (photos by authors).

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