Yilan Community Development 3.0
Luodong Township’s Renhe Community
Renhe Urban Village was formerly Yihe, and before that, the area was named Kangle. During the Japanese Colonial Period, Luodong was home to the largest timber market in Taiwan and endless streams of buyers and sellers came to the area for business, which bolstered the service industry. Kangle Alley was lined with restaurants and hotels. In addition to a tearoom, Nanmen Canal and Xinlanshe, which has recently become a cultural museum, a century-old Chinese herbal pharmacy, a similarly long-lived bakery, and Luodong’s first western medicine hospital are all located in Renhe Community. Each individual cultural hotspot is linked up to form a corridor of culture. Through this project, Renhe residents held meetings where community excursions were proposed to build relationships among residents and expand the scope of community development.