Sketch of Public Policy Communion, December 2020
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The December Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2020 was held on December 20, 2020. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "The global land-only surface temperature for November was the highest on record in 141 years, while Taiwan has set a record of not having a single typhoon for 56 years. Obviously, drastic climate is becoming increasingly serious. Therefore, please be prepared for the long-term battle, cope through a new civilization of digital symbiosis, and attach importance to water conservation and tree protection. On top of it, in the face of the current chaotic global environment, everyone is reminded to sufficiently engage in practices and planning in response to unexpected situations. Through Archilife’s long-term training, its members have accumulated an adequate amount of knowledge. Hopefully, everyone will become the strongest force in Taiwan and shoulder the responsibility of mankind’s continual survival." Later on, the new knowledge keeper introduced himself to the members.
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Wang Wen-an, presented a speech on the "Contemplating on New Living Space After the Pandemic". The presenter first mentioned that the pandemic is transmitted through droplets; therefore, social distancing should be observed, and masks should be worn. With the "globalized" epidemic situation development towards "localization", in terms of countermeasures for spatial epidemic prevention intelligentization, adjustments should be made to equip facilities in different spaces with automatic sensing; dual entrance/exit should be set up. In terms of ventilation, the measures for improving droplet viral infections include: increasing the potential of natural ventilation, increasing ventilation rates, and filtering air-conditioning indoor air return or viruses in outdoor air. Additionally, with the development of the epidemic situation, more time is spent at home. Additional remote digital spaces and comprehensive computer equipment should be set up. For medical rehabilitation, physiological monitoring devices featuring transmission should be set up. Lastly, the presenter mentioned that the architectural design concepts of current exhaust and drainage are intended to reduce the problem of exhaust gas and roaming bacteria.
Next, Mr. Wang Min-chou spoke on "Our Distance with the Green". The presenter first said that Taiwan time and again sets new high temperature records in 2020. The "Kaohsiung City promotion of three-dimensional greening and green roof plan" he participated in this year is intended to encourage, provide guidance to, and assist the general public in applying for building three-dimensional greening and green roof facilities. In subsequent surveys, for about 65% of green building autonomy regulation cases, green area and green coverage ratio remain the same. As for the situation of water leakage or stagnant water, nearly 80% of the general public experienced no such situation. In addition to cooling and improving the urban climate, the effect of relaxation was also achieved. The presenter said the green coverage ratio is an indicator of living environmental quality; it also sets a relaxing tone for urban life. The green farming policy of "one acre on the roof and half an acre of garden on the terrace" was introduced to bring the city residents a rich "sixth sense" experience.
Next, Mr. Yao Wei-cheng spoke on "You Need to Deploy in Advance to Have a Healthy Life". The presenter first said that the number of persons infected with COVID-19 has risen to over 70 million, with over 1.6 million deaths. The ten leading causes of death in Taiwan were subsequently explained. The first among these leading causes is cancer. Under the threat of the disease, we need to deploy in advance. The presenter cited actress Angelina Jolie as the example. She resolutely decided to undergo a preventative double mastectomy after tests showed that she carries a cancer gene. This sparked heated debates. The Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare’s chronic disease risk assessment platform also uses big data to predict the risk of stroke and heart disease and reminds the general public to change their lifestyle as early as possible. Under the interaction of environment and genes, genetic testing is carried out. It is only by maintaining a sound lifestyle, undergoing periodic health checkups, and deploying in advance, we can safeguard our health and lead a successful life.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The December Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.