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Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao


Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao

Associate Professor & Head of Department

Dept. Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University

Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao is currently an associate professor and department head of the Department of Urban Planning and a research fellow of the Healthy City Research Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research mainly focuses on demographic changes, sustainable developments, and urban planning system in terms of planning/ design theories and practices. She was the first project leader of the national Age-Friendly Cities Program in Taiwan and a visiting scholar at the University of West of England WHO Collaborating Centre in 2012 as well as at the Waseda University Medical-based Town Planning Lab. She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters (Time, Space, Places (2007); The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-being (2015); Springer Handbook of Well-being Research (2017)) on the well-being cities and communities on the ageing urban issues. Her latest full book titled Planning for Greying Cities (2019) was published as the first ageing society book from planning and design perspectives. She holds a Doctorate of Urban Planning from the University of Nottingham (UK) and a Master of City and Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania (USA).

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