Asia-Pacific New Partnership Brings ‘Design with Nature Now’ to Taipei in 2024

February 15, 2024
By Weitzman School of Design

Design with Nature Now, the multimedia exhibition presented by the Weitzman School in 2019 to launch The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism & Ecology, will travel to Taiwan this fall. The presentation inaugurates a new partnership between the Weitzman School and Taipei City Government and the Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects (TILA).

The partnership was announced during an official visit by Weitzman Dean Fritz Steiner with Taipei Mayor Wayne Chiang in Taipei on January 8, and reflects the City and TILA’s desire “to conduct international dialogue on global environmental issues, promote exchange and cooperation in the post-epidemic era, and contribute to promoting the national policy of net-zero carbon emissions in 2050.”

Since taking office, Mayor Chiang has attached great importance to responding to climate change, notably through the City’s Declaration of a Sustainable Ecological City. In a statement, Taiwanese organizers said, “Through coexistence and symbiosis, we hope to unite citizens’ sense of urban identity in Taipei, and to arouse sustainable cooperation among citizens around the world.”

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