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A book on Smart Cities in the context of Climate Change.

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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。

独立性和自主性一直是该计划的关键,其中大部分的工作由志愿者完成。这就是为什么CHORA希望透过网络平台的资金运作方式来提供最后阶段的出版编辑资金的原因。我们需要115000英镑来完成最后的工作,包括研究,书的平面设计,编辑,翻译以及印制英文,简体中文和繁体中文版本。

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。

獨立性和自主性一直是該計劃的關鍵,大部分的工作由志願者完成的。這就是為什麼CHORA希望透過網路平台的資金運動來提供最後階段的編輯資金。我們需要115000英鎊來完成了最後的研究,書的平面設計,編輯,翻譯和印製英文,簡體中文和繁體中文版本。

The Taiwan Strait / 台湾海峡 / 台灣海峽

TSSR map
TSSR map

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.

台湾海峡是中国大陆和台湾之间的浅海。但台湾海峡又是一个充满活力的地区,从以前的对立边缘及边境区域,到发展和创新的空间以及文化和经济的热点。

台灣海峽是中國大陸和台灣之間的淺海。但台灣海峽是一個充滿活力的地區,從以前的對立邊緣及邊境區域,發展和創新的空間與文化和經濟的熱點。

Atlas / 地图集 / 地圖集

typical atlas page
typical atlas page

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.

这本书的第一部分是地图集,准确和美丽的地图,介绍这个区域中的动态变化,历史变革和两岸合作协议,闽南语言的文化现象,来定义一个崭新的空间。

這本書的第一部分是地圖集,準確和美麗的地圖,介紹這區域中的動態變化,歷史變革和及兩岸合作協議,閩南語言的文化現象,來定義一個創新的空間。

Manual / 规划设计手册 / 規劃設計手冊

typical manual page
typical manual page

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.  

第二部分是如何引导该区域成为一个智慧城市区的一本规划设计手册。通过前一章地图集,我们了解了一种新的生活方式,以及需要面对全球气候变暖及社会问题所带来的挑战,此手册建议我们对基础资源的使用方式必须做根本性的改变。例如,在该手册中,展示了如何通过智能电网连接到其他基础设施,废弃物再利用物流与教育计划的连结,采用一种通过现有的动态的技术转变的总体规划设计。

第二部分是如何引導該區域成為一個智慧城市區的一本規劃設計手冊。透過前一章地圖集,我們瞭解我們一個新的生活方式及的需要,對於全球氣候變暖及社會問題所帶來的挑戰,此手冊建議我們對基礎資源的使用方式必須做根本性的變化。例如此手冊,展示了如何透過智能電網連接到其他基礎設施,廢棄物再用物流與教育計畫的連結,本手冊採用的是透過現有的技術轉變為動態的總體規劃設計。

Vision for a Smart Region / 智慧城市区的愿景 / 智慧城市區的願景

the chora cloud
the chora cloud

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.

这本书提出了一个愿景,台湾海峡是一个巨大的实验设计空间。希望把一个历史进程中紧张和差异的过程,转变为为合作性的行动及创造性的生产。过去八年中,我们一直保持独立的公益性研究,独立于政府,地方当局和政治组织。本手册对厦门和台中两个城市群以及台湾海峡城市区的应用研究具有前瞻性和开创性。

這本書提出了一個願景,台灣海峽是一個巨大的實驗設計空間。此願景把一個歷史進城中緊張和差異的過程,轉變為為合作的行動及創造性的生產。過去八年中,我們一直保持獨立的義務研究 獨立於政府,地方當局和政治組織。本手冊在廈門,台中兩個城市的及台灣海峽的應用研究是激進的和開創性的。

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

the rewards
the rewards

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. 

为了出版这本书,同时保持在内容和形式上的独立性。CHORA希望通过Kickstarter网络募集资金的形式来完成最后的设计编辑翻译和印刷工作。 Kickstarter网络募集向所有感兴趣的募捐参与者开放。捐助者将获得我们的感谢赠品,赠品可能包含台湾海峡智慧城市区T恤或一套游戏牌,以及书。数额较大的捐助者,将获得本书的预卖本,同时您将获得书中署名的感谢。

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。

Costs Breakdown

  • 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 

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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.

最后CHORA做出一个长期的承诺,为建筑设计和城市规划开发研究新的方法,帮助减缓和适应气候变化所带来的挑战。

CHORA有一個長期的承諾,以開發新的方法,為建築設計和城市規劃,幫助減緩和適應氣候變化的挑戰。

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.

QUESTIONS?

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 info@chora.org or through Kickstarter.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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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