Sketch of Public Policy Communion, June 2015
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The June Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2015 was held on June 28, 2015. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "When the chairman took Archilife members to the World Congress of Architecture in 1990, he made many recommendations there. Considering the connection between the environment and human existence later on, we started the research into symbiosis. At that time, China still emphasized modern architecture against the correlation between architecture and climate change. As climate change is irreversible, after years of involvement and efforts, we and those interested in the topic hastened the birth of the National Sustainable Development Policy Guidelines and Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Taiwan. This thus enabled top-down actions for climate change. In addition, the Formosa Fun Coast explosion reminded us of the importance of disaster prevention and paying attention to personal safety."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Hung Chi-tung, a member of the Public Policy Committee, presented a speech on the "Sharing of the Review of Climate Change and Urban Disaster Issues by the Committee: The Rise of Resilient Cities". The speaker began with the connection among relevant committee policies, plans, and climate change. With Tianwei in Changhua, Jiaosi and Tucheng as examples, Hung explained the emphasis on disaster prevention system planning in urban planning review. The frequent natural and man-induced disasters occurred recently marked out the inefficiency of urban spatial governance and the need for concern about disaster mitigation to enhance urban resilience. Facing super natural disasters, we should make strategic planning integrating mitigation and adaptation through overall and systematic thinking. Therefore, the realization of resilient cities is the only solution for reducing environmental threats.
Next, Mr. Chang Chen-chung, a member of the Public Policy Committee, spoke on "Current Concepts and Issues in Cultural Landscape Preservation". The speaker began with the problems in cultural asset preservation practice over the years in Taiwan, and the intensive amendment of the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act. As cultural landscapes include both tangible and intangible ecologies and environments, when implementing the registration policy, Taiwan should review the implications of cultural landscapes to fulfill their due concepts and value. Then, Chang explained the international definitions and development of cultural landscapes and indicated cultural landscapes refer to the diversified interaction between human beings and nature. Therefore, Chang clarified the misconception of cultural landscapes as historical sites and buildings and restated that cultural landscapes should be "the landscapes formed by the interaction between human beings and nature".
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 June Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.