Pudong is a lot more than Lujiazui and Disneyland and the city knows it. Shanghai’s planning authority recently published a blueprint for Pudong through 2035 and here are some highlights.
Shanghai’s next Lujiazui
The government is developing a second financial district called Qiantan or Qiantan International Business Zone. Located to the south of the former Expo 2010 site and close to Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre, Qiantan is said to be Shanghai’s next Lujiazui.
The Pudong Main City Area will have four subcentres to fulfill different city functions. For instance, Huamu-Longyang subcentre will primarily function as administrative hub; Jinqiao subcentre will be about business and culture; Zhangjiang subcentre will focus on scientific innovation and Chuansha will further develop its tourism.
Nanhui New City
The construction of Nanhui New City is slated for completion this year. Located to the tip of the peninsula formed by the Yangtze and the Qiantang rivers, Nanhui New City will be a pilot free trade zone as well as a tourist destination.
A greener Pudong
By 2035, green area per capita in Pudong will reach 20 sqm. With nine city parks and 38 district parks under construction, the length of greenway will reach 610 km in total and good air quality days will constitute 85 percent of a year.
The goal is to make 85 percent of residents choose green transport by 2035. It will take less than an hour to drive from Nanhui New City to Pudong main city area. In addition, Shanghai East Railway Station is to be built in Pudong. When completed, there will be an express line connecting both Pudong and Hongqiao airports.