Sketch of Public Policy Communion, March 2015
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The March Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2015 was held on March 22, 2015. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "Under extreme weather, Taiwan has been facing water shortages in the recent years. Water shortages have caused inconvenience in people’s lives, and if the condition persists, epidemics will break out. Taiwan will be engulfed in a disaster of complex situations. As successive issues in society confront us, members of Archilife must see the truth behind the disputes and make prudent judgement and wise choices. Archilife’s taskforces continue to study climate change related issues, and I expect our achievements will be handed down to everyone in the organization, so we can make the best preparations."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Ms. Cheng Wei-ning, the leader of the Archilife Living Special Team, presented a speech on the "2014 Archilife Living Special Team Meeting Implementation Report for the Second Half of 2014". The speaker opened his speech by illustrating the key points in this stage of research, including observation and testing of the symbiosis cycle, reinforcing habitability and discussions on food, clothing and housing, non-transportation, and education and entertainment. Archilife has also launched study meetings of the Epidemic Disease and Agriculture & Provisions Teams. A site survey to the Sub-Shield Center and Guishougu Shelter Base was also held in January this year. This survey evaluated the sites based on the standards of artificial civil engineering, earth science, weather information, farming and environment. Members of the teams also gave recommendations for site selection based on their professional analysis. Finally, the speaker presented the factors to be considered in future disaster prevention and the preparations for the roles of each individual, the society and the nation.
Next, Mr. Gao Chuan-chi, a member of the Public Policy Committee, spoke on "From Towns and Villages to Communities and Regions". The speaker began from an introduction to the folk festivals in northern Taiwan and illustrated the wisdom of the pioneers through the example of the Jinshan Fish Bombing Festival. He continued to introduce the planning of the Taipei City Museum. This project injects the concept of museum to a cluster of architecture and spaces. Following which, the speaker shared a series of photos and graphics of old building presented through side-by-side comparison to illustrate the rescue, preservation, and development and site survey activities. The speaker indicated that this survey is a response to the trend of climate change, the urgency to respond to the issues, as well as the need to develop positive socioeconomic and environmental cycles. Finally, the speaker reminded the participants to love the places they live, learn the culture and to treasure the people, the happenings and the things around us.
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 March Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.