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Changsha Puts Urban Renewal on Fast Track

Updated: 2021-03-22

The Changsha Municipal People’s Government held a special meeting to study the urban renewal work in the city’s key areas on March 21. 

The Changsha government will advance the urban renewal in main urban areas and speed up the implementation of the “Four Characteristics and Five Features” concept during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the meeting. This is to improve the urban living environment as well as city quality. 

The “Four characteristics and five features” means the four characteristics of precise planning, exquisite construction, delicate management, and smart growth, and five features of good looks, temperament, connotation, style, and taste in Changsha urban construction.

Changsha’s urban construction has entered a new stage of urban renewal. The Changsha government will advance the overall progress of urban renewal with region-specific and tiered implementation measures. Coordinated efforts will be made to renovate old residential areas, shantytowns, villages in the city, and dilapidated houses; conduct micro-scale renovations on blocks, and build integrated residential communities.

In the following 5 years, the Changsha government will basically complete the urban renewal in main urban areas featuring “one line, two belts, several regions and multiple nodes”. The “one line” refers to the Beijing-Guangzhou railway line; “two belts” refers to the Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt and the Xiaoxiang Scenic Belt; “several regions” refers to major functional platforms, rail station surroundings, urban gateway areas and landscape corridors; and, “multiple nodes” refers to old residential areas, factories and markets, scattered dilapidated houses, and blighted areas surrounding key hospitals and schools.

In the short run, the Changsha government will focus on promoting urban renewal in the following key areas:

--Cai’e Middle Road, Changsha Railway Station, and the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University areas in Furong District;

--Xiabixiang Street area in Tianxin District;

--Municipal government north area and the Third Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University area in Yuelu District; 

--Cai’e North Road area, or the health care service cluster area, in Kaifu District; and,

--Huxiang area in Yuhua District.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn