Urban Planning Task Force (ISoCarp-NBPI, Ningbo China)
International Day for Monuments and Sites 2018
After a week immersed in the loss of heritage in this beautiful city of Ningbo, a visit to the Historic museum was a ray of hope and the way forward for Asian cities with their rich material heritage. We were working on the Xinmalu Historic District, in a 8 million peopled coastal city south of Shanghai. Here was a marvel that cradled the connection of the land and marine silk routes. But alas, like most cities running the development marathon, few traces from its past remain to tell its story.