Plan: Shang­hai master plan put­ting peo­ple first

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By ZHOU WENT­ING in Shang­hai zhouwent­ing@chi­ cn

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”,

The cen­tral ac­tiv­ity area, mainly­said Zhuang within Shao­qin,the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s di­rec­tor of in­ner Shang­hai’sring road, plan­ning­will be the bureau. core zone for global city func­tions,Many changes in­clud­ing are the planned­in­te­gra­tion by which of Shang­hai­fi­nance, will busi­ness, strive com­merce,to place it­self culture,in the world’sleisure and first tourism. ech­e­lon of eco­nomic, fi­nan­cial, Com­mu­nity trade, de­vel­op­ment ship­ping, is re­search high­lightedand cul­tur­alin the plan. cen­ters,It guar­an­teesZhuang said that whileall res­i­dents in­tro­duc­ing will thebe able Shang­haito walk Masterto a pub­lic Plan ser­vices (2016-40). fa­cil­ity within 15 min­utesWith ceil­ingsand that seta sub­way­for the sta­tioncity’s per­ma­nen­twill be avail­able res­i­dent­for any pop­u­la­tion com­mu­nity and with the a over­allpop­u­la­tion land plannedof 100,000 for or con­struc­tion,more. Metro Shang­hailines will will pur­suereach a a to­tal path of of more metic­u­lousthan 1,000 growth,km, com­paredZhuang said. with nearly 600 kmat The present.ceil­ing for At the least city’s60 per­cent per­ma­nent res­i­dent pop­u­la­tion is of Shang­hai’s res­i­dents will tar­get­edbe with­in­for around 600me­ters25 mil­lionof a sub­way by sta­tion2040, an by 2040, in­crease com­pared of 850,000 with from32 per­cent­the cur­rent­now. fig­ure. “The fun­da­men­talOver­all land phi­los­o­phy planned for con­struc­tionof the plan is to will pri­or­i­tizebe kept all with­inthe peo­ple 3,200 liv­ing, square work­ing kilo­me­ters, and studyin­gan in­crea­sein Shang­hai,of about 100a city squareof pros­per­ity,km from the in­no­va­tion,present. hap­pi­nessThe plan sets and forth hu­man­ity,”a sys­tem Zhuang­for the said. city’s pub­lic ac­tiv­ity cen­ters Shang­hai that will will be­come con­sist more of cy­cle-friend­ly­four tiers — the as city’s well. cen­tral“The to­tal ac­tiv­ity length area, sub­sidiary ac­ces­si­ble cen­tralto cy­cler­swill­bear­eas, re­gional morethan2,000 cen­ters kilo­me­ters,”and com­mu­nity said cen­ters.Xu Yisong, The deputy sys­tem di­rec­toris de­signedof the to bureau. en­hance Shang­hai’sWhile ex­pert­s­role as saya ma­jorthe de­vel­op­ment­global city and of to Shang­haimeet res­i­dents’as well as di­verse China needs. de­pends on spa­tial The cen­tral ex­pan­sion ac­tiv­ityand area,con­struc­tion, mainly within the the fo­cus mu­nic­i­pal­ity’sfor in­ner ring road, will be Shang­hai, as seen in the plan, has the shift­ed­core zoneto im­prove­ment­for global city of func­tions,the qual­ity in­cludin­gof life. the in­te­gra­tion “The ideaof fi­nance, pen­e­trates busi­ness,ev­ery de­tail com­merce,in the plan, culture, which leisure­pro­vides and tourism.more lanes for bi­cy­cle rid­ers Com­mu­nityand jog­gers de­vel­op­men­tand more spaceis high­light­ed­for the in pub­lic­the plan. and It parks, guar­an­tees while that that forall busi­ness res­i­dents is will re­duced,”be able to said walk Zhu to Da­jian,a pub­lic head ser­vice­sof the fa­cil­ity In­sti­tute within of 15 Sus­tain­able min­utes and that Devel­op­menta sub­way sta­tionat Tongji­will be Univer­sity.avail­able for any com­mu­nity Zhu with­said a Shang­hai pop­u­la­tion is of ranked 100,000 in or the more. world’s top 10 re­gard­ingMetro lines eco­nomic,will reach fi­nan­cial, a to­tal tradeof more­and ship­pingthan 1,000 de­vel­op­ment, km, com­pared but withit lags near­ly­far be­hind600 km whenat comesAt leastto cul­tural60 per­centand en­vi­ron­men­talof Shang­hai’s res­i­dents in­di­ca­tors, will com­paredbe within with 600 me­ter­s­the world’sof a first-class­sub­way sta­tion cos­mopoli­tanby 2040, cities. com­pared with 32 per­cent now.

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