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A Story of Tomorrow
The UBPA, covering 15 hectares or 3 percent of the Expo site, displays 80 compelling exhibitions of how people have explored making their lives better and safer. It is hailed as the highlight of the Expo
Better Urban Practice

Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, "People come to cities for a living, and live in cities for a better life." The Urban Best Practices Area of the World Expo in Shanghai illustrates this idea brilliantly. The UBPA is unique to this year's Expo: For the first time, cities are provided with a chance to participate in the World Expo as independent players

Full Story
Urban Ideas From Around the World
In an exclusive interview with Expo Weekly, Sun Liansheng, Director of the UBPA Department of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, shares the story behind preparing the unique project
A Good Start
With the help of various information services—such as broadcasting, short messages and electric display screens, each day up to 200,000 people pass security checkups at peak times
Utopian Ecology
The ZED (zero energy development) Pavilion at the World Expo's Urban Best Practices Area (UBPA) has become China's first public building to have zero-carbon emissions
The ZED Pavilion
Expo Covers  
NO. 18, 2010
-Destination Shanghai
-A Committed City
-Shanghai Keeps Its Cool
NO. 19, 2010
-Grand Opening
-Expo in Their Eyes
-Expo Highlights
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