Placemaking" is the focus of our research lab in the development of planning and design education and research. We take a multidisciplinary and multi-scale approach that combines architecture, community planning, urban design, urban planning, and public policy. In addition to the professional education and research, we also participated in the rural regeneration consultation projects to assist the future development in the declining rural region. Our concept of placemaking is not limited to the public space. We promote and facilitate a public realm that engages stakeholder participation in all aspects, from the classroom, university, urban to rural, local to regional communities. We combine top-down and bottom-up approaches to connect the theories and practices and understand the local-global nexus that influenced placemaking. The types of research we take including policy evaluation, participatory design, and sustainability education. The lab's latest project is the University Social Responsibility project named "Collaborative Badlands: Revitalization and Interdisciplinary Practice in the Hill Area." It represents a joint effort involving cross-disciplinary faculty in NCKU to initiate the social practice and local engagement in the Badlands region to promote university-community partnerships and sustainable development in rural Taiwan.