令台北更好玩的“都市改革組織”

May 13, 2011

城市高速發展,鏟泥車主導的都市更新將建築物推倒、高樓價令無殼蝸牛成焦點熱話、遭忽視的本土社區價值令城市記憶如粉末般消失。這一切問題原來並不只出現於香港。台北一個名叫“都市改革組織”(The Organization of Urban Re-s)的團體,簡稱OURs,Re-s代表Re-design、Re-plan、Re-build、Review、Revolution。

在過去二十年來,OURs在台灣民間積極教育和推動協助政府及公眾改善都市問題,促進全民公平合理使用都市空間的權利。譬如早前OURs舉辦了一系列「市民要綠地行動」,爭取市內70處臨時設立的草地於花博後繼續存留。行動之一是於牯嶺街舉辦創意市集,讓市民認識都市草地有各種不同的好玩玩法與社區經營模式,進一步激發市民對草地的渴望與想像。看見他們的海報就想好好躺在草地上看藍藍的天!

你也想觀摩台北的民間力量如何推動公民社會發展嗎?現在就報名參加“創不同遊歷”吧!

詳情可參看www.MaD.asia

Hong Kong is not alone in its development problems: buildings rapidly being torn down, accelerating property price and the depreciation of community.Taipei also confronts these issues.  In the past twenty years, a Taiwanese NGO named “The Organization of Urban Re-s” (OURs) has been actively promoting urban policy changes to make public space accessible to all.  Re-s stand for Re-design, Re-plan, Re-build, Review and Revolution. 

A recent fun project OURs did is to engage public members to protect 70 pieces of temporary green areas dotted the city landscape.  They host creative art fairs at one of those green areas and encouraged young people to explore various ways to enjoy the green amidst the hustle and bustle of Taipei.

Don’t you want to lie down on the grass in Taipei just by seeing the poster?

To know more about how local organizations contribute to the building of a civil society, join “MaD Trips” toTaipei now.

For details, go to www.MaD.asia.

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