Shanghai’s Subway System Moving Ahead at Full Throttle – Mitchell Landsberg

With China’s economic boom, “is on its way to owning the largest urban rail mass-transit system in the world.” Mitchell Lansberg also indicated in his report why China can always clear the barriers in the way when it decides to do something. From

…In China, labor is cheap, the land belongs to the government, air pollution is the primary environmental concern, and political pressure moves largely in one direction – from the Communist Party leadership on down.

“If the government wants to do something, even if the conditions are not ready for it, it will be done,” said Zheng Shiling, a Chinese architect who teaches at Tongji University in Shanghai….[Full Text]

[Image: By 2020, the Shanghai system is expected to include 22 lines and hundreds of stations. The system would stretch about 560 miles and serve more than 12 million people a day, via]



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