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“Reconstruction Project of the Residential Communities and Streets in Changsha’s Old Urban Areas”
Type of Organisation:
Infrastructure, Communication, Transportation
Civic Engagement andCultural Vitality
More than 1,000 years ago, Changsha had already been quite a plebeian city with bustling commerce in southern China. At that time, a kind of exquisite pottery called “Changsha Kiln” was warmly welcomed by people there and was exported to many Asian and African countries including Saudi Arabia. Time has brought great changes to the city. Along with the rapid economic development in China, this ancient and mysterious oriental city has been modernized day after day. In the new commercial and financial zones, there are row upon row of skyscrapers as well as criss-crossing flyovers in sharp contrast to those old city zones and streets with a long history, which are developing slowly. Once in some communities, there were no public refuse collection points and the residents threw down household garbage directly from their windows, thus the peculiar “junk trees” had appeared in many communities.
Complying with the aspirations of the people, the government has spent four years in carrying out overall transformation to the old city zones with limited funds, and has changed their appearance completely. Every morning, office workers are busy riding electric bicycles across the smooth roads toward their companies; senior citizens are singing traditional local operas leisurely in beautiful gardens; women are enjoying games with their children in the spacious greenbelts; all these forms a harmonious scene full of the joy of living.
Bright sunlight shining on the ancient architectures with white wall and grey tiles has reflected the deep cultural connotation and unique humanistic spirit of them.
Name of the Organization: The People’s Government of Changsha
Street: 218# Yuelu Avenue, Changsha City
P.O. Box: email@example.com
City/Town, Postal Code: 410013
Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
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