East Lake Green­way wins in­ter­na­tional plan­ning Award for Ex­cel­lence

Changjiang Weekly - - TOP NEWS - By Wang Yaxin

On Oc­to­ber 3, the project team of the Wuhan East Lake Green­way Im­ple­men­ta­tion Plan at­tended the 54th In­ter­na­tional So­ci­ety of City and Re­gional Plan­ners (ISOCARP) Congress held in Norway and won the Award for Ex­cel­lence, which is the high­est award in the field of in­ter­na­tional plan­ning.

The ISOCARP is a global pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tion rec­og­nized by the United Na­tions and the Coun­cil of Europe and a con­sult­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion for UN­ESCO. Estab­lished in 2005, the ISOCARP Awards for Ex­cel­lence in­tends to rec­og­nize ex­cep­tion­ally in­no­va­tive ur­ban and re­gional ini­tia­tives.

Af­ter sev­eral rounds of eval­u­a­tion by pro­fes­sional plan­ners, the Wuhan East Lake Green­way Im­ple­men­ta­tion Plan stood out from more than a thou­sand projects that ap­plied and won the 2018 Grand Award for Ex­cel­lence. The plan was com­piled by the Wuhan Land Re­sources and Plan­ning Bureau and Wuhan Land Use and Ur­ban Spa­tial Plan­ning Re­search Cen­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to the judges, the East Lake Green­way is a sig­nif­i­cant part of ur­ban pub­lic space, which runs through the im­por­tant func­tional ar­eas of Wuhan, con­nects key pub­lic spa­ces such as uni­ver­si­ties, cul­tural cen­ters, sub­urbs as well as lakes and hills. It also forms a green road net­work sys­tem of more than 100 kilo­me­ters in length.

Photo by Hu Jiusi

Marathon race on the East Lake Green­way

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