Tamkang University
Tzen-Ying Jenny is a licensed architect who combines her position as the leader of the CReS Lab and Associate Professor in Resilience Thinking at Tamkang University. She practiced in New York after graduating from Columbia University; after moving to Taiwan, Tzen-Ying worked with the central government and held position as the client rep in various large-scale development projects. Following this she founded her practice AJL which explored and designed small to large scale projects. She has been invited as a jury critic, lecturer and tutor in numerous institutions. Tzen-Ying is currently based in Taipei where her practice and research received several design awards and accolades. Her work is focused on the resilience integration in the design process. She is best known for projects, 921 memorial and “Green Elf” series; she is currently developing an interdisciplinary model of “Living lab” modular system as founding partner of Origo Workshop.

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Session Type
Academic Sessions
Session Time
11:30 AM - 12:40 PM

Hall C

Lecture Time
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM


Abstract Body

The key elements of livable environment often include attractive public spaces, walkable, mixed use, higher density neighborhoods that support range of green infrastructure and transport, affordable housing, vibrant, exciting, sociable, human-scaled and friendly pedestrian experiences. Issues such as poverty eradication, health resilience, gender equality, employment and sustainable human settlements are conducive in the reduction of inequality within and across urban centers to promote inclusive living habitat.

However, considering that place-based information on elders’ social attributes and place attachment is rare or nonexistent. This article presents the systemic design thinking and prototype framework for optimal dwelling docility for ageing-in-place with the sub-tropic Taipei City in mind. The research concludes that: (1) the resilience process of health and wellbeing must consider people, place and process to attain optimal dwelling; (2) docility criteria incorporate the habitat and environmental enhancement measures, (3) prevailing preference in maintenance of physical space necessitates for stakeholders engaged in improving the ageing-in place community as the core of this study.