Rendering of the Caoyang Community's Huaxi Road shows how the walkway will be made more inviting to pedestrians. (Image: Ti Gong/Shine)

Rendering of the Caoyang Community’s Huaxi Road shows how the walkway will be made more inviting to pedestrians. (Image: Ti Gong/Shine)

CRP alumna Min Bu (M.R.P. ’14) and a team of Shanghai planners has won two awards for a proposed redesign of Caoyang Community, the city’s first development devoted to housing for workers

Inspired by Boston’s Freedom Trail, The Shanghai Urban Construction Design and Research Institute designed a stroll that will let visitors get to know the area’s history. Established in 1951, the lead designer for the Caoyang Community was architect Wang Dingzeng, who drew on the ideas of planner Clarence Perry who pioneered the idea of the neighborhood unit.

The proposal picked up the Jane Jacobs Award for Community and Regional Planning and the Special Award for Excellence in Advancing Social Equity. Both were awarded by the APA’s International Division.

Read more about the project here.

 (Image: Ti Gong/Shine)

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