Prof. Balfour gives insight on planners’ roles in the rapid development of Shanghai and the environment of a growing city

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Because of its historical growth in the last decade, Shanghai is facing major rapid development issues as it continues to expand. Prof. Alan Balfour highlighted many of these issues as he discussed urban planning strategies and key factors in development during his interview with DF Daily. Pollution, uncontrolled use of the automobile, uncontrolled development, loss of green space, and uncertain population growth and movement are all major concerns that need to be considered as Shanghai strives to become an innovative world city. “The problems are clear,” Balfour says. “Their solutions needs good science and engineering coupled with imagination and the willingness of policy makers to drive through legislation, which in the short term may be unpopular either with industry or with the general population.

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning, School of Architecture

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