A book on Smart Cities in the context of Climate Change.
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Further explanation of the book from Raoul Bunschoten:
Smart Cities and Climate Change
The project is to publish a book on Smart Cities in the context of Climate Change: how to make them, where to test them. It is about creating the cultural and social change needed to address the challenges posed by Global Warming. The book demonstrates how cooperation and organisation over a complex geopolitical border can be used to leverage a reduction in carbon emissions. This is demonstrated through a new urban planning methodology called the 'Urban Gallery’.
Independence and autonomy has always been key to the project, with most of the work done by volunteers. This is why CHORA would like to fund the final stages with a Crowd-funding campaign. £115,000 is needed to complete the final research, design the book, editing, translation and to print three versions in English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Simplified Chinese: 在气候变化的背景下此计划是出版一本关于智慧城市的书，讲述如何创造智慧城市，在哪里产生智慧城市，以及如何衡量一个城市的智慧程度。通过气候变化背景来探讨如何创造一个相关的文化和社会变革，以应对全球变暖所带来的挑战。本书阐述了如何在台湾海峡这一个复杂的地缘政治边界区，透过合作和组织的方式来应对由气候变迁对地球的冲击。
Traditional Chinese: 在氣候變化的背景下此計劃是出版一本有關於智慧城市的圖書，如何創造智慧城市，在哪裡產生智慧城市，及如何測量一個城市的智慧度。此計劃依據氣候變化的背來探討如何創造一個相關的文化和社會改革，以解決全球變暖所帶來的挑戰。這本書展演了如何在台灣海峽這一個複雜的地緣政治邊界，透過合作和組織可以用來對抗氣候變遷對地球的衝擊。
The Taiwan Strait / 台湾海峡 / 台灣海峽
The Taiwan Strait is a shallow sea between mainland China and Taiwan. But the Taiwan Strait is also a dynamic region, turning from a border zone on the brink of war to a cultural and economic hotspot, a space of development and innovation.
Atlas / 地图集 / 地圖集
The first part of the book is The Atlas, which describes these dynamic changes with precise and beautiful maps, showing historical movements and regional religions as well as recent treaties, the emergence of the Minan language as cultural phenomenon and the possibility to see this region as a space of innovation, a natural incubator.
Manual / 规划设计手册 / 規劃設計手冊
The second part is a design manual for how to deal with this region. It addresses the need for a fundamental change in the way we use our resources and adapt our lifestyles and physical environments to the challenges posed by global warming and social inequality. For example it demonstrates how smart grids will be connected to other infrastructures, how waste cycles can be linked with educational projects, how an integral low carbon district can be designed and how different pilot projects will be connected over time to enhance their impact and efficiency. The manual uses a simple technique of cards representing the different components of a planning toolbox to visualise the process of designing key projects and dynamic masterplans.
Vision for a Smart Region / 智慧城市区的愿景 / 智慧城市區的願景
The book proposes a vision for the Taiwan Strait as an enormous experimental design space, an incubator for any components, policies, actions, scenarios, Smart City projects around the world will need. It proposes to turn a history of tension and difference into an action plan of cooperation and creative production. During eight years many volunteers, students from universities, and experts have contributed to this vision and the preparation of the book. With only minimal financial assistance we have maintained strict independence from governments, local authorities and political organisations. The research we have conducted and the design of the manual and its application in two cities at the centre of the Taiwan Strait, Xiamen and Taichung, is radical and groundbreaking.
Book Design / 书籍设计 / 書籍設計
The overall project has been conceived by Raoul Bunschoten, and the years of preparation have been conducted by several teams in CHORA research, a not-for–profit organisation based in London. The Atlas as a basic format for this book has been conceived by the famous graphic designer Joost Grootens, who has made some of the most beautiful books in recent times. Grootens will do the final design of the book, which certainly will become a prize-winning book.
此计划是由Raoul Bunschoten及CHORA团队历时8年完成，其中CHORA是一个位于伦敦的非营利机构，主要从事建筑和城市规划的研究。台湾海峡地图集将由著名的平面设计师Joost Grootens做最后的设计编辑。一本将注定获奖的出版物。
此計畫是由Raoul Bunschoten及CHORA團隊前後8年的研究工作，CHORA是一個建築，城市規劃和研究的非營利機構位於倫敦的非營利組織。台灣海峽地圖集將由著名的平面設計師Joost Grootens將做最後的平面設計。一本將注定獲獎的出版品。
Crowdfunding / 网络募金 / 網路募金
In order to publish this book and maintain the independence in content and form, CHORA have launched a Kickstarter campaign. Crowdfunding seems the natural way to finance the final process of research, design, editing, translation and printing. Crowdfunding will be a unique way to present a vision for a geopolitical region and link this to the global search for tool boxes and visions for intelligent, 'Smart’ design and urban planning. The Kickstarter campaign enables anybody who is interested in contributing to this vision to make a pledge. Small pledges will be rewarded with an email with a pdf of a map from the atlas. Other rewards include the TSSR t-shirt or a set of playing cards from the book. Slightly larger pledges will ensure the contributor a copy of the book. A hard cover is available for the English language version, and affordable soft cover books are available in mainland China and Taiwan. For every pledge of £15 or more, CHORA will print the contributors name in the book.
為了出版這本書及內容和形式上保持獨立。CHORA透過Kickstarter的網路募金來完成最後的，設計，編輯，翻譯和印刷。 Kickstarter網路募金開放給任何有興趣的捐款參與者。捐款者將相對的得到我們的感謝贈品，贈品包含台灣海峽智慧城市區 T卹或一套遊戲牌，書。稍大的捐款，將獲得書的預賣本，及貢獻者的名字打列於書中。
- Final research, management and travel - £15,000
- Editorial work and translations - £12,000
- Graphic design by Joost Grootens - £25,000
- Printing and distribution of Simplified Chinese book - £15,000
- Printing and distribution of Traditional Chinese book - £15,000
- Printing and distribution of English book - £25,000
- Manufacture and distribution of rewards - £8,000
CHORA is an architecture, urbanism and research cloud that was established in 1993 by Raoul Bunschoten. We operate as a cloud of research, teaching and practice clusters in London, Berlin and China. CHORA has a long-term commitment to developing new methods for architectural design and urban planning that help mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change.
NOT FOR PROFIT
This is not a commercial venture. The purpose of the Kickstarter project is to make the book available to the public, to get this rich resource and one-of-a-kind publication out there for people to use and learn with. All proceeds go to the production and distribution of the book. CHORA Research, a UK based charity, will manage the funds, and any overflow will stay in CHORA Research and be used to further promote the Taiwan Strait Smart Region.
If you have any questions about the project or want to know more details about the rewards, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Kickstarter.
The project would not have reached where it currently stands without the support of various people and organisations. Many thanks to the following: Netherlands Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, London Metropolitan University, TU Berlin (start-up budget, Raoul Bunschoten), Joost Grootens (through generous free work on the early stage), Laure Thorel and Helene Binet (private benefactors), and all the volunteers over the years.
Work on the book and the overall project has been done in cooperation with participating universities, including: London Metropolitan University, Xiamen University, TungHai University, TU Berlin, PBSA Dusseldorf, and specifically the professors: ShuennRen Liou, Yuyang Liu and Wang Shaosen.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Once the money has been raised, there will be several steps to finishing the book, and also providing the rewards. Firstly, the content of the book will be finished by a team of people at Chora. Then the book will be passed to the office of Joost Grootens, an award-winning book designer based in the Netherlands, to finalise the graphic design and overall structure of the book. Meanwhile the design team will be busy manufacturing t-shirts, cards etc. in order to send out rewards to backers. Once the content and graphic design are finished, the book will be translated from English into Simplified Chinese (mainland China) and Traditional Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong). Then it will be printed and distributed.
Because none of this can proceed until we have raised the money, there is the possibility for time delays at each stage. We have tried to be realistic with estimating the time-frames for delivering each reward, and have established relationships with most of the people and companies that would be involved, but delays could occur to unforeseen circumstances.
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