Shanghai will upgrade waterfront

Shanghai plans to further open up its riverside areas to create a waterfront area that is also seen in international cities like Paris and Chicago. A waterfront development campaign is to seriously upgrade the riverside zones of the megacity.

The city’s urban planning authority has launched its plans for the ambitious waterfront development. Along both the Huangpu and Suzhou Creek, the planners aim to invest large sums in the increasy of greenery, preservation of historical buildings and cross-river bridges.

The planners drew their inspiration from studying 67 popular riverfronts across the world, including those in Paris and Chicago. Earlier on, the city invested in sidewalks stretching 45 kilometers; the planners intend to extend those paths both upstream and downstream, while improving services and scenery on the section that is already open.

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