Plan: Shanghai master plan putting people first
The ceiling for the city’s permanent resident population is targeted for around 25 million by 2040, an increase of Shanghai850,000 from has the invited current its figure. residents Overallto contributeland planned ideas forto constructionits ambitious will planbe kept for within development3,200 square through kilometers, 2040, aiming an to increaselift the of living, about working100 square and km learningfrom the conditions present. of the The city’s plan people sets to fortha new a high.systemfor The the public city’s can public provideactivity opinions centers throughthat will Septemberconsist of four21, officialstiers — the said city’s when central publishing activity the area, proposed subsidiary plan central on Monday. areas, regional centers and The communitybasic philosophycenters. The of systemthe developmentis designedplan is to to enhance prioritize Shanghai’speople as role well as asa majorto further global make city Shanghaiand to meet “a city of prosperity, innovation, residents’ diverse needs. happiness and humanity”,
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