Old Town is where Shanghai began as a fishing village in the 13th century, and it retains some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods inside the former wall boundary. Yet these low-rise, tightly packed residential areas are in poor condition and in danger of redevelopment... The 380-acre Old Town Master Plan brings strategic regeneration, new public spaces, and the modernization of infrastructure, including transit systems, green infrastructure, walkable streetscapes, and bicycle facilities—while prioritizing preservation.
SOM in the Press
Saving the Culture of One of China’s Oldest Settlements
SOURCE: Congress for the New Urbanism