Leisure City

Transforming from traditional fishing village to sustainable oriented tourism city – the case of Penghu, Taiwan

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The rapid development of tourism has become a key aspect of local economy in many cities. Meanwhile, the demand of leisure and recreational activities in the city also give urban planner another task to deal with. Combined with sustainable tourism and urban regeneration, the leisure city idea might provide a direction for sustainable urban tourism. Using tourism development to gather investment to construct or maintain infrastructure, public facilities and attractions to improve city image and living environment. Also, enlarge the local economy and increase inhabitant’s income. In this way, a traditional or industrial city can transform into a leisure city, which has balance develop in living, working and leisure and recreational environment.