Urban village transformation in full swing

Jul 27 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Authorities of Jianggan, Xiacheng, Gongshu and Yuhang districts are removing or upgrading urban villages – villages enveloped by urban expansion – to make them more livable.

In Jianggan District, 3,258 households and 181 businesses were relocated from four urban villages to make room for hospitals, schools, office buildings and recreational facilities.

Wubao and Liubao villages are the last tract of urban land along the Qiantang River for development. The whole area will be turned into an international community with 12 primary and middle schools, 12 kindergartens, six food markets, three senior homes, and three public squares. Metro Line 9 will have five stations in the area.

In Xiacheng District, Changmu, Cao'an and Shenjia villages have finished the relocation of local homes and the area will be developed into a CBD with 14 schools, a senior home, six parking lots, 12 parks and a station for Metro Line 5.

In Gongshu District, 485 households and 19 enterprises have been relocated from Xingqiao Village to make room for four schools, office buildings, the Wisdom Valley, and Kangqiao Health Industry Park.

In Yuhang District, Xiaoyangba Village in Liangzhu area will be turned into a center of corporate headquarters and service organizations, totaling 26 square kilometers in area, according to Chen Rugen, mayor of Yuhang District.

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