In Taiwan, rapidly increasing urban population has outstripped the ability of urban public infrastructure, regional resources and the surrounding environment to support it. This has led to social problems such as overcrowding, congestion, energy shortages, excessive building density, lack of green space, excessive waste volume, environmental population and crime. These have had a negative impact not only within cities but upon their surrounding areas as well. Consequently, this study proceeds to explore the main urban design factors that affect sustainability of urban development concerning Taiwan cities. Through the evaluation decision-making system model and expert groups giving evaluation values and feedback, the study found twenty- eight items of key influencing factors with eight major objectives, and propose strategies for sustainable development in the future to improve the quality and quantity of urban design and cities competitiveness. This research, in addition to providing references to relevant urban sustainability system design for deployment and R&D, also provides developing and underdeveloped countries access to urban sustainable development assessment and forecasts for the future.
DEStech Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering