2024 KCP Application
Kaohsiung City Government
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Kaohsiung is a port city in Taiwan. Established as a heavy industrial hub since the 1960s, Kaohsiung since then has suffered from air pollution and high carbon emission. As the city grew aggressively, green public spaces become buildings. Thus Urban Heat Island Effect became a serious urban issue. Starting 2012, The Kaohsiung Government drafted and implemented the Kaohsiung LOHAS Building Plan to combat urban issues on various scales. The plan formulates three cores, four major indicators, and 12 policy tools to tackle topics in urban ecology, public spaces, building regulatory, and economics through mandatory ordinances and encouraging incentives.
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The Kaohsiung LOHAS Building Plan consists of three core values in vertical greening, remodeling aging and illegal buildings, and non-discriminatory (all-age and disability-focused) building designs. On a macro level, the Building Plan utilizes landscape balconies to celebrate better architectural designs and ecological awareness. Within the building, the Building Plan emphasizes on spatial organization and regulations to encourage better design for diverse kinds of users, from wheel chair users to elderly users.
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Established as a heavy industrial hub since the 1960s, Kaohsiung since then has suffered from air pollution and high carbon emission. The Kaohsiung LOHAS Building Plan implements advanced spatial, ecological, and socioeconomic improvements from policy and regulatory standpoint. The Plan not only incorporates non-discriminatory building design on a pedestrian level, but also strategizes urban biodiversity and green infrastructure on a city scale.