Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

In 2010, Taipei hosted a horticultural festival that saw huge investments in plant life all over the city. In addition to the already leafy main thoroughfares and many city parks, city residents soon noticed that the ever-active construction industry had disappeared behind forests of green. The temporary fences that usually surrounded construction sites were replaced with sturdy frames containing thousands of flowering plants.

Ten years later, as conservation work continued in the older city areas, rebuilding projects had transformed many of the uglier parts of the city. New, energy-efficient buildings appeared and as the city's Mass Rail Transit system expanded, the number of cars on the road fell dramatically.

Taipei has always been at the mercy of natural disasters like earthquakes and typhoons. But flood control measures ensured that by the early 21st century, most people in the city looked on typhoon strikes as a welcome chance to take a day off work and stay at home, with the probability of some 'typhoon holiday' shopping as soon as the rain stopped. The deep flooding of the 1980s and '90s became little more than a folk memory.

Earthquakes remained a threat, but improved building codes and 'natural selection' ensured that the impact of all but the biggest quakes would be minimal for most people. All the same, emergency response teams were maintained and 'safe' areas such as parks were designated as emergency centres where supplies could be distributed and medical care could be found. Taiwanese teams continued to be deployed worldwide in the event of natural disasters, from Haiti in 2010 to Los Angeles for the big one of 2017, and India during the flooding of 2019.

Although the city became more green on the outside, the biggest change was the reusing of many old industrial buildings, and some office and residential space, for urban farming. Jobs were created, and a wh*** new industry grew up using super-efficient indoor agriculture methods that cut the city's reliance on imported foodstuffs by 50%.

All in all, by 2020, Taipei was in pretty good shape.

EDIT: Ooops, I finished this at 3am, and didn't realise I put the wrong MRT map in at the top. The system will be expanded to look like this:

I can't speak highy enough of Taipei's public transport system. Compare and contrast with London or New York!

Views: 117


You need to be a member of Urgent Evoke to add comments!

Join Urgent Evoke

Latest Activity

N updated their profile
Sep 25, 2020
Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
Aug 19, 2020
Meghan Mulvey posted a blog post

Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
Jul 6, 2020
Asger Jon Vistisen posted a blog post

Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
Apr 13, 2020
Jonathon McCallum posted a blog post

The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
Mar 10, 2020
Jean Paul Galea shared a profile on Facebook
Mar 1, 2020
Kevin posted a blog post


FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
Jan 1, 2020
Namwaka Mooto posted blog posts
Jan 13, 2016
T D updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Brook Warner posted blog posts
Aug 25, 2015
Santiago Vega posted blog posts
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega commented on Santiago Vega's blog post Act 8
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega posted photos
May 5, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a photo

public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
May 2, 2015
Brian Hurley posted blog posts
May 2, 2015

Follow EVOKE on Twitter

Official EVOKE Facebook Page

EVOKE RSS Activity Feed

© 2021   Created by Alchemy.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service