Sketch of Public Policy Communion, November 2019
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The November Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2019 was held on November 24, 2019. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "The new form of "Bookish Assembly 2.0" has officially started September 10. With improving study groups by deepening their value as the target, its emphasis is on "knowledge focusing", "knowledge generalization" and "knowledge popularization". It trains everyone to precisely express their opinion within 1.5 minutes and continues to lead us to the field of all-knowing. On the other hand, due to global disasters and turbulent politics, we should seek our positioning under such scenario, contribute our efforts for Taiwan, and practice Archilife ideas in different fields for the sustainable survival of mankind. Finally, I remind everyone that trails will be left wherever you walk, so we should be prudent on our actions and stay a low profile." Later on, the three new knowledge keepers took turns to introduce themselves to the members."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Hung Chi-tung, presented a speech on the "The Rise of All-disaster Disaster Reduction Risk Assessment Structure Corresponding with Climate Change: Case Study of Hsinchu". The speaker first mentioned that, due to the influence on environments from climate change, governments have successively proposed corresponding disaster reduction adjustment strategies. However, when examining the urban plan of Zhubei City, it changed agricultural lands that serve reduction and adjustment functions. The rolling urban governance of Zhubei City also resulted in fragile urban land and unbalance on regional development. Therefore, the government should take climate change and the reduction and adjustment of land usage change into consideration in order to establish an appropriate system under the direction of all-disaster management planning and adjustment strategy. By doing so, definite and sufficient resources can be provided to support disaster reduction, disaster prevention and drills, and other potential disaster scenario operations. With land usage planning as tool of disaster prevention and adjustment, we can reduce the pressure of disaster corresponding and achieve all-disaster management and sustainably resilience.
Next, Mr. Wu Gan-li spoke on "Research on the Natural Ventilation Strategy and Design Principals of Minnan Traditional Settlements at Hot and Humid Climate Regions". The speaker first mentioned that he researched the external space and ventilation environment of 10 classical traditional Minnan settlement buildings in Kinmen. With the integration and application of multi-dimensional simulation analysis, along with the combination of planning design and land development control, to promote the sustainable development of Minnan-style settlement buildings in Kinmen and enhance the comfort level of the residents’ external space. The lecturer also carried out CFD simulation, analysis and comparison on the outdoor ventilation environment of Kinmen settlements and proposed 4 solutions: enlarge ventilation openings, prevent wind inflow, adjust the facing of buildings, and enhance ventilation corridors. By doing so, it expects to achieve the win-win situation of environment improvement and settlement preservation.
Next, Mr. Li Yen-yi spoke on "Asian Climate and Urban Development". The speaker first mentioned the increase of CO2 that resulted in global warming, the prolonging of the summer and dry season, and further caused sea level rise. Crises also included wild fires around the world that also affected human health. The speaker then mentioned the decrease of light rain days in Taiwan that caused withered plants and dust pollution. According to statistics, 7 out of the 10 countries that suffered greatest risk due to climate change and natural disasters are in Asia. Under the high temperature of urban environment, one of the most obvious issues is how to plant enough plants to provide sufficient water for climate adjustment. The speaker also brought up the climate adjustment strategy of Hamburg, Germany as an example and further discussed the holistic core planning ideas of Kaohsiung on climate, expecting to correspond with climate change while promoting sustainable development.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Later on, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying announced the answer of 2018 "Archilife Riddle Guess". The month with the highest temperature in Taipei City was 37.8℃ in August. She then presented intern Mr. Chang Tzu-yu with the present of a 6-in-1 environment detector Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The November Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.