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C2鈥?Jing鈥檃n                                                                                               Tuesday 30 January 2018鈥?Shanghai Daily

Looking forward, we expect great progress

From C1                             Nanjing Road W. 鈥?Yu Ruwen

鈥楻oad chiefs鈥?
   Under a new system pioneered                                        A promising 2018
by the district last year, Jing鈥檃n
officials took personal respon-     Toilet revolution                  Jing鈥檃n Park                       houses, with their inherent        Indexing historic sites
sibility to address problems like                                                                         risk of fire. To provide more
illegal roadside structures and        Jing鈥檃n will bring 123 pub-     Humsuit, an upscale store from     safety, the district has already      Officials will complete the
traffic offenses.                   lic restrooms up to first-class    a by-gone era, perseveres with     installed 鈥渕ini fire stations鈥?in  cataloguing of 388 heritage
                                    standards.                         its famous tailoring business,     273 local neighborhoods and        architectural sites that have
   Currently, the district has                                         while the popular Wangjiasha       481 businesses. This year, 1,000   yet to receive protected status.
more than 200 鈥渞oad chiefs鈥?           Among them, 50 facilities will  eatery has expanded to Hong        volunteers and security guards     Information like the age and
in charge of 246 roads. Chen        be 鈥渟mart toilets,鈥?backed by      Kong and overseas.                 who work in the stations will      style of each building will be
Yueming is one of them.             computerized systems to moni-                                         be trained by firefighters to en-  registered so that the buildings
                                    tor odors, hygiene and cleaning       The government plans to help    sure they know how to handle       aren鈥檛 torn down during urban
   Chen, deputy Party chief of      schedules.                         old brand companies adopt          emergencies. About 20,000 fire     renewal projects.
the Jing鈥檃nsi Community, is                                            modern management, compete         alarms also will be installed in
responsible for a 2.7-kilometer        Some 30 restrooms for the       in the marketplace and tell the    old residential neighborhoods.     Sprucing up backstreets
section of Huashan Road. He pa-     disabled will be upgraded to       public their illustrious stories.
trols the section at least twice a  provide safety equipment like      More of the old brands will                                              Work will continue to build up
week, and came up with ideas to     handrails and also facilities for  be encouraged to open online                                          areas of boutique shops along
help restaurant owners along        mothers with small children.       stores.                                                               the backstreets feeding from
the street handle waste.                                                                                                                     Nanjing Road W. The plans af-
                                    Revitalizing old brands            Fire prevention                    Former residence of Hong           fect Jiangning, Nanyang and
   鈥淧reviously, they just threw                                                                                                              Fengxian roads. Some historical
bags of kitchen scraps on the          Jing鈥檃n proudly claims many     Jing鈥檃n is dotted with old Kong tycoon Ho Tung                        buildings on Shaanxi Road N. are
street,鈥?Chen said. 鈥淣ow, we        of Shanghai鈥檚 most venerable                                                                             expected to open to visitors.
have waste pickup three times       commercial brands.
a day.鈥?                                                                                                                                     Cultural and sports venues
                                       Time has not always been
   On Changzhong Road, road         kind to them.                                                                                               The Hubei Movie Theater will
chief Yu Linwei, Party head of                                                                                                               be renovated. Two new 24-hour
the Linfen Road Community,             Some have been stereotyped                                                                            self-service libraries will be built,
intervened to have a 20-year-       as old-fashioned. Nearly three                                                                           along with six walking trails and
old illegal structure torn down.    out of 10 of the old brands re-                                                                          two public basketball courts.
It was replaced with two mini-      ported losses of more than 15
pavilions for reading.              percent last year.

   鈥淲e stocked the pavilions           Still, standouts prevail.
with books, and people can
come and exchange their books
for others,鈥?Yu said.

 historical and
 cultural relics

   The Jing鈥檃n Historical and                                          鈥楾wo Sessions鈥?voices
Cultural Scenic Zone and Heri-
tage Architecture Protection        Lawmakers discuss policies         Elderly care                       system and the creation of a da-   Political advisers come up with
Commission was created in           and projects. 鈥?Yu Ruwen                                              tabase to offer real-time parking  new ideas. 鈥?Xiao Mingliang
2017.                                                                     Political advisor Sun Honglin   information for drivers.
                                                                       suggested simplifying admin-
   Commission officials fin-                                           istrative procedures related to       Lawmaker Shao Jianjian sug-
ished a study of the district鈥檚                                        applications for new elderly       gested that office buildings
25 historical and cultural sce-                                        care facilities and more incen-    and shopping malls open their
nic zones and formulated plans                                         tives for skilled nurses and       parking lots to nearby residents
related to rehabilitation and                                          caregivers.                        at night for low fees to address
protection.                                                                                               the overnight parking crunch in
                                                                       Parking lots                       neighborhoods.
   Jing鈥檃n has a potted history.
In the 1920s and 30s, the city                                            Political adviser Xia Liuwei    Digital ID cards
was divided into an interna-                                           suggested an upgrade to the
tional settlement, the French                                          parking lot at the Shanghai           Lawmaker Lu Minjun sug-
Concession and a walled-off                                            Hotel, a major parking venue in    gested digital ID cards for every
area for Chinese residents.                                            the downtown Jing鈥檃nsi area. He    resident. The cards would carry
Today鈥檚 Jing鈥檃n encompasses                                            suggested repairs to the mal-      personal information on them,
all that history. It has century-                                      functioning automated parking      eliminating the need for people
old shikumen neighborhoods,                                                                               to carry documents.
art deco-style modern apart-
ments, garden villas and
industrial factories.
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