Marathon race on the East Lake Greenway. Photo by Hu Jiusi

 

On October 3, the project team of the Wuhan East Lake Greenway Implementation Plan attended the 54th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Congress held in Norway and won the Award for Excellence, which is the highest award in the field of international planning.

The ISOCARP is a global professional association recognized by the United Nations and the Council of Europe and a consulting organization for UNESCO. Established in 2005, the ISOCARP Awards for Excellence intends to recognize exceptionally innovative urban and regional initiatives.

After several rounds of evaluation by professional planners, the Wuhan East Lake Greenway Implementation Plan stood out from more than a thousand projects that applied and won the 2018 Grand Award for Excellence. The plan was compiled by the Wuhan Land Resources and Planning Bureau and Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research Center.

According to the judges, the East Lake Greenway is a significant part of urban public space, which runs through the important functional areas of Wuhan, connects key public spaces such as universities, cultural centers, suburbs as well as lakes and hills. It also forms a green road network system of more than 100 kilometers in length.