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Tuesday 28 November 2017鈥?Shanghai Daily

t of both in an exciting new setting

kably complementary and open to change

hometown. But now, the children can stay     Jing鈥檃n-based firms.                         former look,鈥?said neighborhood Party          What the new
with me and be cared for by professionals       鈥淲e want to provide inexpensive, qual-    chief Wu Jiaping. 鈥淲e are wrapping new         Jing鈥檃n achieved
when I am at work.鈥?                                                                      water pipes with tubing. We have ordered       in two years:
                                             ity apartments to young workers to keep      tiles to replace old broken ones.鈥?   The market also hosts a number of         them firmly rooted here in Jing鈥檃n,鈥?said                                                               920,000 sq m
free activities, like English classes and    Zhao Zhengxiang, an official from the           Each family in the renovated flats now                  Overhaul of the
women鈥檚 health courses. There is also a      district housing authority.                  has their own kitchen and toilet.                          public housing
corner where workers can rest and read                                                                                                               blocks
books.                                          He added, 鈥淎vailable space for such a     Diversified neighborhoods
                                             project in the old Jing鈥檃n district was too                                                             360,000 families
Happy homes                                  tight, but the merger with Zhabei changed       Old Jing鈥檃n boasts many time-honored                    or 90% of household
                                             that.鈥?                                      brands, from the popular Wangjiasha eat-                   paritcipacted in
   Earlier this year, Han Bohan moved to a                                                ery to renowned Kaikai clothes.                            garbage recycling
new home in the Daning area.                    A housing rehabilitation in old Zha-
                                             bei was expanded across the merged              鈥淧reviously, many residents had to travel               7.75 million sq m
   She pays a less-than-2,000 yuan (US$291)  district, cleaning up dilapidated living     downtown to Nanjing Road W. to take advan-                 Greenery
month rent for a furnished one-bedroom       environments.                                tage of these brands,鈥?said Wang Yajing, an
flat on the 15th floor of an apartment                                                    official with the Daning Road Community.                   21
block. It comes equipped with television,       Unlike Zhabei, where it was relatively                                                               Construction of
air conditioning, a microwave oven, re-      easy to raze rundown, old buildings             Beginning in 2016, the commerce au-                     elderly day care
frigerator and washing machine.              and construct new residences, many of        thority began organizing outdoor markets                   centers
                                             Jing鈥檃n鈥檚 old buildings are under protect-   in old Zhabei to sell renowned brands.
   The rent is almost half what she used to  ed status, like Yugucun.
pay for older accommodation in a six-floor                                                   鈥淟ocal residents really like the markets,鈥?building near the Jing鈥檃nsi area, which         It is a community of wood-and-brick       Wang said. 鈥淭hey know the merchandise
she shared with a roommate.                  structures built more than 80 years ago.     is safe and of high quality. They love to
                                                                                          buy treats from Wangjiasha and Xiqu
   鈥淚 love the new location,鈥?said Han, 27.     Jin Shu, 75, who was born there, remem-   Laodafang鈥檚 famous marinated eggs.鈥?鈥淚t鈥檚 convenient to my job, to shopping and  bers her childhood living with parents
to entertainment venues.鈥?                   and grandparents in a house featuring an        This month, the community has orga-
                                             elegant fireplace, Western-style bathroom    nized 15 markets. Next year, the number
   Indeed, retail shops are just around the  and curved staircase.                        and locations of the markets will be
corner, and a Metro station is a kilometer                                                expanded.
away.                                           But later, the house was partitioned
                                             into smaller flats for multiple occupation.     Meanwhile, the biennale sculpture
   Han is among nearly 200 employees at      Families had to share kitchen and toilet     exhibition originally held in the Jing鈥檃n
China Everbright Securities who are en-      facilities. As time passed, water pipes      Sculpture Park has also been displayed in
joying the benefits of a new public rental   rusted, electricity wires frayed and roofs   Daning Park and the Ming Contemporary
housing program especially designed for      started to leak.                             Art Museum of old Zhabei.

                                                鈥淲e aim to renovate the building to its

                                                                                                                                         elderly care service

Road West. Services from child-care to English lessons are offered in the Qipu Road clothing market, workplace of many migrants.         62
 g and Ti Gong                                                                                                                           Outdoor markets
                                                                                                                                         featuring renowned
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