It’s time to drink tap water in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s summer and the heat is unbearable, which is why everyone wants to stay indoors, with a refreshing drink and the air conditioning full on. Though Taiwan has a...

LED: pros and cons of cutting-edge lighting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- LEDs are dominating the lighting market with their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Does that mean people should ride on this trend? Will these nontraditional light bulbs le...

Superblocks in Taipei – Reclaiming the streets for communities

This is part two of an urban renovation series introducing “superblocks,” a visionary urban policy implemented in Barcelona, Spain, which is being rolled out around the world. (Read part o...

Superblocks – Urban design for communities

It’s a regular Monday morning when residents from the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona leave their homes and start a new workweek. The previously vehicle-occupied streets are empty and it&rsqu...

Glaciers around the world disappearing at record pace

Thawing glaciers are contributing to a rise in global sea levels and scientists are making clear how rapid and disastrous the consequences could be. According to the latest research published in th...

Is Taipei a "Farm City?'

In 2014, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-Je (柯文哲) proposed his “Farm City” project, as part of his election campaign platform. Five years have passed since then and the question is: Has he kept his...