(1) The project, entitled 'Active Citizens and the Role of Community in the Sustainable Development of Cities: a Cross-National Perspective', is funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
for International Scholarly Exchange, Taiwan.
The conference was cosponsored by the Planning and Executive Committee of the 'Taiwan Election and Democratization Study' (TEDS), the Election Study Center (ESC) of National Chengchi University in Taiwan and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. The TEDS Planning and Executive Committee operates under the auspices of the National Science Council.
Finally, I would like to thank the National Science Council in Taiwan and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for their generous financial support which made this project possible.