About Shareable Cities

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

With the advent of social media and information technology, new business opportunities which empower netizens to connect the supply and demand efficiently at the peer-to-peer level are more widely available than before. These new ventures are helping to shape a new sharing movement that is popping up in a number of cities worldwide.

In these “shareable cities”, citizens work together to crowdsource goods, services, funding, transportation, money, knowledge, and more. People have access the goods and services they need, for the time period they need them, without requiring ownership. It’s a solution that minimizes idle goods and promotes sustainable resource use while building resilient community networks.

An effective sharing ecosystem relies heavily on the availability of information from both business and public sectors. Access to transparent and open data will enable greater innovation since members of the community can leverage shared data sets on transportation, healthcare, and infrastructure, to build products and services that serve the public good.

From May 9th until 18th, we cordially invite you to discover how you can be a creator, a consumer, and a contributor in this Shareable Cities movement.

Program(Sign Up)

SAT, 5/10

City 10 Hackathon

Social media and information technology are helping to make data more easily accessible to the public. Important information about our city, such as traffic patterns, population density, crime rates, and even hospital locations may be obtained from open data sites from the Taipei Government. With this information, what are some practical applications that citizens can create to help us understand our city better?

City 10 Hackathon is an event that calls for all programmers, designers, and social activists to come together to brainstorm on these ideas and create a prototype from their concepts. All prototypes are to be created in teams of at most five people, and within 10 hours. After 10 hours, each team will have 2 minutes to present their concept in front of judges. Cash prizes will be given to the top three teams with the most relevant yet creative works.

Bring your laptops and let’s push the shareable code!

City 10 Hackathon Projects
Time
Program
08:30~09:00
Registration
09:00~09:15
Opening
09:15~09:30
Team assignments
09:30~19:30
Hack (Food & beverages provided)
19:30~20:00
Dinner
20:00~21:00
Pitches (2 minutes/team)
21:00~21:30
Awards ceremony
City 10 Hackathon Projects
SUN, 5/11

Shareable Cities Forum

A new wave of social initiatives is taking place around the world, where millions of individuals are designing different kinds of platforms and services that are more collaborative, more accessible to all, and more sustainable. This new culture, called the shareable movement, is helping to bring people of similar interests together to share and exchange resources and intangible assets such as time, space, skills, and money. Sharing is viewed as a valued quality of life, as it is built upon ideals for the common good.

Shareable Cities forum is designed to give attendees the tools to understand how sharing, localism, connectedness, and sustainability are taking place in cities worldwide. Speakers from major cities will uncover topics ranging from public policy and open government to civic engagements and initiatives in the shareable movement. After each session, an Q&A discussion will follow.

Come join us to find out how you can participate in the shareable movement.

Time
Program
9:30~10:00
Registration
10:00~10:15
Opening
10:15~11:00
Seoul as a Sharing City
11:00~11:45
Social Innovation in Taipei
11:45~12:05
Q&A
12:05~13:30
Lunch
13:30~14:10
Citizen Wind Farm: Community Energy Sharing System
14:10~14:50
Fukushima Wheels
14:50~15:10
Q&A
15:10~15:40
Break
15:40~16:20
Metacities: Visualizing Social Dynamics in the City
16:20~17:00
Our Community’s Sustainable Lifestyle
17:00~17:20
Q&A
17:20~17:30
Closing
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MON, 5/11

Intro to Data Visualization Through Processing

Speaker:

How do visual designers take large quantities of data and sort the information into decipherable, easy-to-understand graphs?

Forum speaker Christian Marc Schmidt will host an introductory class on interactive and dynamic data visualization using the open-source drawing software: Processing. Processing is a great environment for data visualization, with a simple interface, a powerful language, and a rich set of mechanisms for data and application export. After this class, participants should have the basic understanding of how to use Processing to build simple graphical presentations and applications.

The session is tailored to students, artists, designers, researchers, and folks interested in exploring visual arts programming. No prior coding experience is required.

Class will be conducted in English.
Time
Program
13:30~14:00
Registration
14:00~15:00
Intro to Processing
15:00~16:00
Visualization concepts & techniques
16:00~16:30
Break
16:30~18:00
Data visualization exercise
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TUES, 5/12

Open Source Visualization Workshop

Speaker:

Suppose someone maps out all the traffic incidents in Hsinchu city. With such a map, we can easily identify the most dangerous crossroads in that city. Suppose someone constructs a historical view of prices for vegetables. Perhaps we can predict which vegetable will be sold out quickly this summer. What type of data, when sorted and displayed on a visual graph, will help folks better understand current events and future events?

This workshop will focus on refining visualization exercises through the use of open data. Some techniques that will be covered include: how to automatic crawl a website’s information, how to sort data, and how to transform data into a visual format. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to publish charts, and may apply relevant skills in their jobs. In addition to learning how to use related software, workshop participants will be learn better methods to clearly present and simulate data.

Time
Program
13:30~14:00
Registration
14:00~15:00
Simplify selection process through data visualization
15:00~15:20
Break
15:20~17:20
Open data visualization exercise
17:20~17:30
Q&A
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WED, 5/14

TEDxTaipei Salon:New Collaborative Economy

Speaker:
4F., No.9, Sec. 1, Jinshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)[we are] now entering the third trust-wave, connecting trust-worthy strangers to create all kinds of people-powered marketplaces. - Rachel Botsman , The Currency of the New Economy is Trust

Social networks have grown from sharing personal updates to becoming pivotal tools to help manage our daily lives. These online communities are able to leverage the collective power of strangers and individuals to create social values. This trend towards a collaborative economy is based on very old market behavior, but is being reinvented on an unforeseen scale because of the rise in technology.

Social networks have grown from sharing personal updates to becoming pivotal tools to help manage our daily lives. These online communities are able to leverage the collective power of strangers and individuals to create social values. This trend towards a collaborative economy is based on very old market behavior, but is being reinvented on an unforeseen scale because of the rise in technology.

Time
Program
19:00~19:30
Registration
19:30~19:40
Opening
19:40-20:00
TED talk:The currency of the new economy is trust (Rachel Botsman)
20:00-20:10
Break
20:10-21:10
Collaborative farming (Wen-Chuan Yang)
21:10-21:30
Q&A
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THUR, 5/15

Permaculture Workshop

Speaker:

Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms. As earth’s citizens, we need to strike a balance between improving the quality of human life now versus the needs for future generations. What are some ways we can reorganize our habits and lifestyles that conserve natural resources so to ensure a desirable planet for all species now and in the future?

The move towards sustainability is a social challenge that calls for participation from all. In this workshop, we invite you to join us in working with nature through the study of permaculture. It is a create design process that enables one to identify the natural patterns and relationships found within an ecosystem, and to creatively re-design our environment and our behaviors in a world of less energy and resources.

This is an introductory workshop for Taipei residents interested in learning more about how design principles can be applied in their current environment. Class is limited to 30~35 participants.

Time
Program
13:30~14:00
Registration
14:00~14:50
Core Tenets of Permaculture
14:50~15:00
Break
15:00~16:00
Observation & Collaboration Design
16:00~17:00
Approaches to Sustainable Ecosystem
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FRI, 5/16

TEDxTaipei Salon:Collaborative Urban Art

Speaker:
Panelists:
4F., No.9, Sec. 1, Jinshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

To many, city life is exciting, colorful, and convenient. Cities offer plenty of resources and talents for individuals to exchange ideas or creations. One of the best advantages of city living is the access to culture. A city can entertain you with art, theatre, and music, elements that help give urban streetscape a more interesting look.

For this TEDxTaipei Salon, we invite you to see how artists and designers are using the city as their palettes in their project creations. Kathrin Stalder from Switzerland and Agua Chou of City Yeast will share stories on how everyday elements can be identified as part of their co-creation projects. University of Arts lecturer Mr. Tang and artist Hui-Lin Chuang will also join in a panel discussion to share ideas on how everyone can be producers of urban art.

Time
Program
18:45~19:15
Registration
19:15~19:25
Opening
19:25~19:45
TED Talk:My wish: Use art to turn the world inside out (JR)
19:45~20:05
Break
20:05~20:20
Public Art Creations:Kathrin Stalder
20:20~20:40
Public Art @ Taipe:Agua Chou
20:40~21:00
Discussion
21:00~21:15
Q&A
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SAT, 5/17、SUN, 5/18,Activity 1

Symbols for Intimate Communication

Speaker:

Symbols are objects that convey ideas and beliefs. Using simplified graphics, images, and text, artists use symbols to depict visual information in a quick and straightforward matter. In this same context, are there symbols that may be used for improving relationships, more notably, symbols which can resolve conflicts, increase awareness, or promote mutual understanding? Perhaps such symbols may help instill humor or relieve stress in our daily lives when we communicate with our loved ones.

Artist Hui-Lin Chuang will host a workshop on icons and how it works with color and shapes. Participants will learn to construct the shapes or symbols that reflects their inner emotions.

Morning

Time
Program
09:00~09:30
Registration
09:30~10:00
Observation & Sharing
10:00~10:45
Topic Selection
10:45~11:45
Symbol Construction
11:45~12:15
Sharing

Afternoon

Time
Program
13:30~14:00
Registration
14:00~14:30
Observation & Sharing
14:30~15:15
Topic Selection
15:15~16:15
Symbol Construction
16:15~16:45
Sharing
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SAT, 5/17、SUN, 5/18,Activity 2

New Life for Abandoned Goods

Speaker:

The abundance of manufactured goods and products brought forth many items and materials that were temporarily used and are quickly considered as waste. Many of these unwanted goods are by-products of the consumerism behavior, and have been left in hidden corners of the city. To counter this, many places are advocating the “upcycling” movement, where unused materials can be turned into new products.

Artist and lecturer Mr. Tang will host a 2-day workshop that guides participants to observe, uncover, and re-apply the items that were formerly designed for a new use. Join us in the hunt to give abandoned goods another chance.

SAT, 5/17

Time
Program
09:30~10:00
Registration
10:00~11:30
On Creation and Observation
11:30~12:00
Target Selection
12:00~13:30
Lunch Break
13:30~15:30
Scavenger Hunt
15:30~17:30
Discussion

SUN, 5/18

Time
Program
09:30~10:00
Registration
10:00~12:00
Project Creation
12:00~13:30
Lunch Break
13:30~15:30
Project Creation
15:30-17:30
Sharing
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Location

Address

No.55, Sec. 3, Ren’ai Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

By Bus
  • Ren’ai Rd., Jianguo S. Rd., Intersection 1 (仁愛建國路口ㄧ):630、245、621、665、37、270、261、651、263、226、311
  • Ren’ai Rd., Jianguo S. Rd., Intersection 2 (仁愛建國路口二):630、245、621、204、665、37、270、261、298、651、263、298區、311
  • Yanping Hight School (延平中學):630、245、621、204、665、37、270、261、298、651、263、298區、311
By Metro

Zhongxiao Fuxing Station Exit 2, about 12 to 15 minutes walk