Graduate Institute of Landscape Architecture and Recreation Management


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The Graduate Institute of Landscape Architecture and Recreation Management, formally the Graduate Institute of Rural Planning and Landscaping was established after the closing of the Department of Rural Planning in the restructuring of College of Management in 2005.




Goals and Characteristics

Landscape architecture and recreation management are the two major teaching and research directions for this institute. The courses of landscape architecture offered by this institute are mainly for training students with the capability of integrating the natural and human-cultural landscape resources to create the superior living environment, providing the smooth and enjoyable recreational spaces for tourists forincubatingstudents into superior specialist in landscape planning and design. Courses of recreation management that offered are to research the recreational and leisure behaviors and activities of the tourist and to understand the developmental trends of leisure and recreation industry to cultivate students to become the superior specialists in recreation marketing and management.The educational objective of this institute is toincubate students to become the superior specialists in landscape planning and design or recreation marketing and management.



Faculty and Specialty

Currently, there are 9 doctorial faculty members including full-time and adjunct ones. In which, there are 5 Professors, 2 Associate Professor, 2 Assistant Professors. Besides, specialized and experienced adjunct professors are hired to assist the teaching assignment.




Education / Specialty


kai-An Lo

Associate Professor

/ Chairman

(intra-school joint   appointment)

• Ph.D., Forest Institute,National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

• Forest Policy, Forest Economics, Ecotourism, Leisure and Recreation


ext 7145,6262

Guan-Guay Mao Professor

•Ph. D., Department of Land Economics, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan

• Land laws and regulations, Urban planning, Laws and regulations of rural planning, Economics, Rural planning, Land use planning


ext 6265,6501

April Hueimin Lu


• Ph.D., Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

• Architecture design, Environment planning and design, Leisure agriculture, Cultural resources, community planning, Landscape architecture


ext 6266,5460

Wan-Yu Chou Assistant Professor

•  Ph.D., Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

•  Landscape architecture, Placemaking, Landscape health benefits, Landscape perception, Healing environment


ext 6503

Chou-Ping Yang Associate Professor

•  Ph.D., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 Hydrodynamic and water quality simulation, Water Conservation, Water pollution control, River basin management


ext 6276

Ying-Yi Wang
Assistant Professor

•  Ph.D., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

•  Applications of artificial intelligence, Reservoir water quality simulation and management, Biological Fluid Mechanics


ext 6278

Chao-Lin Tuan

Professor          Vice President for Administrative Affairs

(intra-school joint      appointment)

• Ph.D., Agricultural Extension, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 Leisure Agriculture, Planning and Management of Leisure Farm, Rural Tourism, Leisure Agriculture in Mainland China


ext 7808,6550

Fang-Ming Lin


(intra-school joint   appointment)

• Ph.D., Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Architecture and Interior Design, Application Technique of Green Building Materials, Room Acoustics Design


ext 7139

Yi-Lung Yeh


(intra-school joint   appointment)

• Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

• Environmental change risk assessment, Disaster management, Grey theory, Ground-water flow analysis, Agricultural water management


ext 7202,7420,




• Teaching Facilities

 Specialized Classroom
 Drawing room
 Recreation Management and Urban and Rural Development Classroom
 Architecture and Landscape Classroom
 Geographic Information System Classroom
 Landscape and Recreation Environment Planning Classroom

• Teaching Equipments


Personal computers, Servers, e-desk, Interactive screen, Projectors, Digital cameras, 
Scanner, Video cameras, Drawing desks, Slide projectors, Video editors, Drawing 
copier, Printers, Plotters, Copier, Measuring equipments, Gardening equipments, 
Drawing collectors, etc.


Software: Land CAD, AutoCAD, Statistical Package, Globe GPS, GIS, Spatial analysis package, etc.



Job Opportunity


 1. Government’s position:

  The landscape planning, sightseeing, and tourism management related divisions in the government agencies.

 2. Industry position:

  The landscape planning and design companies, sightseeing and tourism planning and consulting companies,

  engineering planning and consulting companies, recreational development companies, and sightseeing and

  travelling industries.

 3. Education position:

  Teachers and faculty members in the schools/universities.

 4. Others: Planner and managerof the third sector or local community development associations.


Advanced study

For advanced studies in Doctorial Program at domestic and international universities in the related fields of landscape, horticulture, tourism and leisure management, forestry  recreation, urban planning, rural development, city and regional planning, park and recreational resources, agricultural extension, environmental planning, tropical agriculture and other related fields.
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