Hangzhou is planning to create an air corridor across the city to increase air circulation and reduce smog, acting mayor Zhang Hongming said yesterday.
The city is funding a research involving urban planning, environmental protection and meteorological experts, Zhang said.
Hangzhou recorded 209 days of air pollution in the first ten months of this year, compared with 157 days in 2012 and 159 days in 2011.
Other problems facing urban planners are worsening traffic jams and poor drainage system that causes floods.
Hangzhou is remaking its urban design to address problems arising from years of rapid development. The central government has given Hangzhou the green light to carry out a new round of urban development.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Hangzhou to upgrade its functions. The last time we made a urban design was 10 years ago,” said Vice Mayor Yuan Ye.
Source: Hangzhou International Center