in Shanghai are on the protection list
He also stressed on the need to maintain the integrity of the original building during the renovation process, referring to how popular tourist spot Tianzifang on Taikang Road has lost its character.
“There was insufficient attention paid to the cultural elements and the area has now become nothing more than a cluster of eateries and shops, devoid of creativity,” he said.
Shanghai has the strictest system in China when it comes to protecting its cultural heritage. The measures taken by the city to protect culture and heritage span from individual structures to street scenes to riverside landscapes and even networks that cover particular regions and communities.
According to the city’s urban planning, land and resources administration, Shanghai released its first list of 61 outstanding historical buildings in 1989. The latest update took place in 2015 and there are currently 426 buildings, including offices, residences and vintage factory buildings, on the list.
Zheng also suggested that Shanghai should optimize