Taopu in Putuo District will get a new greenland as Shanghai plans to have four new green areas totaling more than 300 hectares by the end of 2025.
According to the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau, the other three greenlands are in Senlan, Biyun and Sanlin in the Pudong New Area.
By the end of the year, a forest and a science promotion area in Biyun green space will be open to the public. The green space, which covers 5.5 square kilometers, includes rich water and forest space as well as areas for residents to stroll.
On completion, it will be the largest green space in Shanghai’s downtown area, the bureau said.
According to the designers, forests in the green space can adjust the humidity and temperature of the land through clever layout design.
In total, nearly 100,000 plants of more than 200 varieties will be introduced into the green space, forming a multi-layer greenery system based on Shanghai’s weather and soil conditions.
The green space has attracted a large number of birds and ducks.
Meanwhile, research on five new green spaces – Beicai, Wusong, Dachang, Wusong River and Wuzhong Road – is proceeding smoothly, with over 400 hectares of green areas expected to be added to the city, according to the bureau.