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Shanghai issues expo legacy guidebook

SHANGHAI, along with the United Nations and International Exposition Bureau, yesterday issued a guidebook for city leaders around the world containing valuable urban development experience gained from the World Expo 2010.

Experts from the three organizations spent over a year compiling the Shanghai Expo legacy book that provides urban management guides on aspects ranging from the economy, transport, waste management and information technology.

It also includes case studies on world cities, most of which were exhibited at the Urban Best Practices Area at the expo in 2010, and suggestions from urban experts around the world.

The bilingual book in both English and Chinese, named Shanghai Manual, will be used as the training manual for Chinese mayors and urban managers as well as their counterparts across the world, according to an agreement among the Shanghai Expo organizer, the UN and the bureau.

"It (Shanghai Manual) details the experience and practices of cities across the world in addressing common challenges and achieving harmonious development ... and is therefore of great theoretical and practical value," Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng said at the book launch.

Vicente Loscertales, secretary general of the bureau, or the governing body of the World Expo, said the book was "the most precious legacy of the Expo Shanghai."


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