In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.
Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.
Cruise City, operated by Shanghai In¬ternational Port Group (SIPG), has been rated a 4A tourist attraction at the Shanghai Cruise and Yacht Tourism Festival. Developed in Hongkou on a 1.2 km stretch along the Hangpu River in a former freight and passenger port, the site includes not just a cruise passenger terminal but also the Shanghai Docks Heritage Museum, a sports centre, music venue, shops, etc. A new leisure complex – Magic Jungle – was also unveiled at the festival.