Big Dreams Put Into Four Models: Kulangsu’s Bright Future

This spring the protectors of Kulangsu’s natural beauty set brand new goals. They developed four unique models in order to adequately organize and direct actions. So, do you know what these four models are? ★ Cultural heritage protection and use model ★  Community social governance model ★  Cultural tourism integration model ★  Model of team building management. We all know that setting goals is just the tip of the iceberg. Determined people of Kulangsu are already acting on these decisions and taking matters into their own hands. Goal 1: Cultural Heritage Protection and Utilization Model The scope of protection extends to the entire island, and the building repairs insist on minimal intervention in order to preserve the original style. After successfully implementing the protection concept of the world cultural heritage, the Kulangsu Management Committee continuously expands the protection scope, making sure that every inch of the landscape containing cultural heritage is under maximal protection, including the rest of the island. One year after the successful implementation of the protection concept, Kulangsu is investing an incredible amount of effort when it comes to preservation of its valuable cultural heritage, and these are the main goals: ▶ Protect 53 cultural heritage core elements &  391 buildings; ▶  Develop a system containing specific boards for supervision, protection, utilization, research, and other important tasks in the heritage site; ▶ Actively monitor the cultural heritage protection system; ▶ Submit the revised draft of Kulangsu Cultural Heritage Protection Regulations; ▶ Complete the revision of the Kulangsu Cultural Heritage Protection Management Plan; ▶  Access the issue of the island waste sorting; ▶  Strictly control the construction, expansion, and reconstruction of buildings on the island; ▶  Carry out rectification of the environmental protection project regarding the issue of oil and smoke pollution; ▶  Implement a silent tour to emphasize the “quiet” of the soothing island environment. Last year, the Kulangsu Management Committee issued an announcement putting up 13 unclaimed houses on the island for sale. Kulangsu Management Committee and the applicants negotiated the follow-up repairs, which have been extremely time-consuming and complex. One of the 13 houses represents a great issue for the management since the repairing process has been taking longer than expected, and there are also certain complications when it comes to property rights. The Kulangsu Administrative Committee is also joining the discussion in order to find an optimal solution and protect these houses. Kulangsu Management Committee is facing difficulties that have long plagued the protection of heritage sites bravely. Constantly working on the burning issues, the…

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