#Shanghai debates whether to sweep up autumn leaves or 'leave' them as a tourist attraction!

In December 2013, on Wukang Road and Yuqing Road in Shanghai, residents experienced an autumn street scene with fallen leaves. Since these experimental street scenes were implemented, many photographers and tourists have come to visit these streets, and the number of visitors to the area has increased more than 40%, compared with the number last year. Now the street sweepers have resumed their normal routine, and the street scenes with fallen leaves have disappeared. However, the debate over whether to continue this street scene next year and promote this practice to other streets continues. Surveys done by the Shanghai Xuhui District’s Landscape and Beautifying Department showed that nearly 80% of residents supported the practice, since they liked the romantic feeling of fall created by nature. According to resident Mr. Zhang, in December, he wandered on the two streets a...

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