III. ENVIRONMENT MONITORING AND URBAN PLANNING
D. Land use in Shanghai
4. Further expectation
Land use records the footprints left by man during the process by which nature has been irrevocably changed. On this evidence, the manager of a city is able to diagnose the success and/or failure in the man/earth relationship during the urbanization process. Although there is much evidence of disharmony in Shanghai at present, it is not expected to remain that way too long. Shanghai is located in the front of the Yangtze Delta where a brilliant ancient civilization and people of intelligence and creation were nurtured. Facing the new era, Shanghai people have already discovered the pitfalls in establishing an international centre for economy, finance and trade, and are making rapid adjustments. It is reasonable to believe that Shanghai will eventually achieve a sound and balanced urban development.