With the growth of the urban population, Chinese cities are undergoing rapid construction and renewal. Datansha Island, formerly a low-income neighborhood in the city suburbs, is now being revitalized by the garden city initiatives that include urban greening and active transport. With the transit-oriented development concept in creating a vibrant, livable community, Datansha Transit-Center encourages community engagement and provides accessibility to surrounding commercial, schools, and residential via green corridors and gardens. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the pedestrian-first design strategy, including wider sidewalks, enclosed rest areas buffered from the street by trees and shrubs, and designated waiting areas for public transit, all helped manage social-distancing.
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