Taiwan Forum Lecture: Urban Regeneration of Taipei City for Sustainable Development
- 5:30 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013
- 7:00 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013
- Boston University Law School, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Barristers' Hall
Join us for our third Taiwan Forum Lecture with Chien-yuan Lin, Professor at the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan. In his presentation, in addition to an overview of the city development of Taipei, Lin will introduce recent efforts in urban regeneration for sustainability. He focus in particular on the application of information technology and green infrastructure. Through the development of intelligent infrastructure and services, both efficiency and quality of public services are improved, while less paper and fewer resources are consumed. With the development of green infrastructure (green-roof, green-wall, and green corners), not only the city landscape is improved, but more green spaces are created to improve green sustainability. Moreover, with the development of a public bike system (U-bike) in Taipei, the transportation sustainability has made significant progress. The presentation will be followed by a discussion. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Asia, the Social Enterprise and Sustainability Initiative, and the Pardee Center for Study of the Longer-Range Future.