Sketch of Public Policy Communion, May 2020
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The May Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2020 was held on May 31, 2020. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "With the global spread of the epidemic(COVID-19), President Lin Chun-hsing reminds everyone to "take caution in the face of a major catastrophe". The way to cope with it is the concept of Archilife’s digitalization and symbiosis. From a historical viewpoint, every major epidemic has led to changes in the historical trajectory and civilization development of mankind. Meanwhile, individuals’ way of life also must be adapted, extracting the merits of the East and the West to cope with the current situation. At the same time, the wrestling between the United States and China continues, and the global situation remains turbulent. This said, we should continue to pay attention to external changes and maintain keen sense of observation. Lastly, I would like to remind everyone to know his limits, speak and act cautiously in order to pass trials and head towards a better tomorrow."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Lin Fang-ming spoke on "The Development of CNS Standards for Architectural Acoustics". The speaker first explained Taiwan’s architectural acoustics environment related policy promotion process. In order to have clear standards to follow, the Green Building Label (acoustic environment criteria) and the Green Building Material Label System (high-performance building material soundproof criteria) have been established. This is to ensure the testing standards are in line with the world, which will be conducive to building material trading. In terms of laws and regulations, there are also regulations on the sound environment in the Construction Law and the Residential Law. The speaker further explained the criteria for evaluating high-performance soundproof green building materials, as well as the building soundproof criteria in different countries. At present, most countries adopt the ISO architectural acoustics standard as the indicator. In recent years, the ISO has been revised. Regrettably, although Taiwan was unable to participate in the discussion, it still pays close attention to changes and abides to this standard that makes Taiwan’s architectural acoustics more credible.
Next, Mr. Chen Chih-chen spoke on "The Quality of Yuanlin Christian Hospital’s Surrounding Environment". The speaker first said that local observations of the locality and the development of local characteristic were mentioned in his speech the year before. In continuation to the topic, Yuanlin Christian Hospital surrounding living functions were explored. The speaker went on about the railway elevation in Yuanlin. The space below the elevation plays the role of a catalyst essential for integrating urban functions forming multi-purpose uses, including car parks and shopping mall bids. The speaker compared the satellite images over the years to explicitly point out the progress of Yuanlin Christian Hospital itself and the construction in its surrounding environment. Yuanlin Christian Hospital is a medical center in Central Taiwan with the longest history. It allows local residents to seek medical attention nearby, rather than being travel-worn having to transfer to a different hospital for treatment. This has turned Yuanlin Town into a more progressive and wonderful place.
Next, Mr. Chou Yu-ching spoke on "The Epidemiology of Wuhan Pneumonia (COVID-19) on the Ship". The speaker first explained pneumonia clustering of unknown cause was discovered in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December, 2019. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) called this disease caused by novel coronavirus Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Currently, seven types of coronaviruse have been found to infect humans. Such infections may be associated with the overexploitation of wild animal habitats under climate change. At present, COVID-19 is mainly based on supportive therapy. The speaker went on about the COVID-19 infection cluster outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship and the infection cluster on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Large ships are like small cities where thousands of people are concentrated, in close contact and involved in activities, resulting in powerful and widespread spread of infectious disease. Finally, the speaker mentioned that COVID-19 is a centennial pandemic of infectious diseases and reminded everyone to periodically get flu vaccine shots and other vaccines to enhance immunity.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation, and played a brainstorm game. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The May Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.